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Built in 1859 by one of Texas' wealthiest businessmen, James M. Brown, Ashton Villa offers the atmosphere of true southern hospitality. This ante-bellum mansion features antiques, family heirlooms and original art. The house was the site of many social gatherings of the wealthy hosted by Brown's daughter, Miss Betty. The Ashton Villa is a three-story Italianate brick mansion furnished with many original pieces. The opulent mantel-work and lavish furnishings are featured. Tours begin in the carriage house with a multi-media presentation about a hurricane and the grade-raising of the island.

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Location: 2328 Broadway, Galveston Texas Telephone 409-762-3933

Other History nearby:
(Houston) Allen's Landing/Old Market Square
(Houston) American Funeral Service Museum
(Galveston) Ashton Villa
(Galveston) Bishop's Palace
(Angleton) Brazoria County Historical Museum
(Houston) Christ Church Cathedral

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