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Located on the American Institute of Architects list of the 100 outstanding buildings in the United States. Designed by Nicholas Clayton, the structure took 7 years to build and was finished in 1893. The exterior is red sandstone, white limestone andrough granite. The interior, furnished in period, features a hand-carved grand staircase, jeweled glass windows and a mantel that won first prize at the 1876 Philadelphia World Fair.

Location: 1402 Broadway, Galveston Texas 77550 Telephone 409-762-2475

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

01/21 Coming to The Galveston area
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