Details for The Bishop's Palace (Atlas Number 5167000139)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167000139


Marker Number 139
Atlas Number 5167000139
Marker Title The Bishop's Palace
Index Entry Bishop's Palace, The
Address 1402 Broadway
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 326961
UTM Northing 3242796
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term); Roman Catholic denomination
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built, 1886-1893, by Col. Walter Gresham, civic leader and U. S. Congressman. Nicholas J. Clayton was architect. One of the most lavish and massive homes in U. S., house is a Victorian adaptation of renaissance style. Silver and onyx mantel in music room won first prize, 1886, at New Orleans Exposition. Mrs. Gresham painted murals, ceilings. Catholic Diocese bought home, 1923, and one room into chapel with stained glass windows. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967