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1892 Bishop's Palace

Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. The Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded Age extravagance.

Grand Staircase, Bishop’s Palace, Galveston, Texas The grand staircase in the Bishop’s Palace, Galveston, TX, shows the extraordinary wood workmanship (and dark wood) and exquisite stained glass of rich Victorian homes. A fireplace in the entry is luxury itself. Photo by victoria.