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What Would You Pay for a Galveston Castle Built in 1892?

There’s an old adage – a man’s home is his castle. And in some rare instances, some men’s homes really are castles. Take a beloved landmark a short drive south of Houston in Galveston, Texas. It’s called “The Bishop’s Palace,” and it’s a Victorian castle, built by lawyer and Colonel Walter Gresham in the 1880s. […]

There's an old adage – a man's home is his castle. And in some rare instances, some men's homes really are castles. Take a beloved landmark a short drive south of Houston in Galveston, Texas. It's called "The Bishop's Palace," and it's a Victorian castle, built by lawyer and Colonel Walter Gresham in the 1880s. From colored stones and hand-carved ornaments to sculptures and stained-glass windows, there's a lot to see at this historical landmark. It's currently owned by the Galveston-Houston Catholic Archdiocese, and managed as a museum by the Galveston Historical Foundation. But that may soon change, as Houston Matters' Edel Howlin finds out.

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