An emblem of the city's rich past, this remains the best known in Galveston. Built in colorful stone, carved and engraved, it has an interior as grandiose as its exterior appearance. During the visit, one finds the large living room on the ground floor furnished of rare wood, chandeliers glass chandeliers and stained glass windows. The impressive chimneys are, for some, incrusted with pure money. The building was built between 1886 and 1892 under the direction of Nicholas Clayton, who was inspired by the French castles. Walter Gresham, a businessman, and his wife Josephine, a painter, invested the scene until 1920. Subsequently, the house was inhabited by the bishop (bishop) Byrne and, when he died in 1950, the place remained the property of the archdiocese who preserved him until today. Surprisingly, the house resisted the hurricanes of 1900 and 2008. The guided tour is exciting and very well conducted.
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