Tuesday, July 29, 2008

1892 Bishop's Palace

Ian would have loved The Bishop's Palace! It was built of stone/steel for the Gresham family and one of America's finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance. It was purchased by the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese in the 1920's and served as the Bishop's residence; thus it became known as The Bishop's Palace and has been operated as a museum since 1963. We bought Ian a book about the house...we hope it will adequately tell it's story!

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