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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Historical Homes Galveston TX

I few weeks back I wrote about my first trip to Galveston Texas which you can see here. What I didn't mention in that post was the historical area of Galveston Island which reminded me of the Garden District of New Orleans, although not nearly as large, it was still very lovely. I love all the architectural details of this home, and the the blooms along the fence. Oh, look it is for sale!
 There are a great deal of Victorian Homes on the island. I especially like the arched windows and the matching arched shutters that can be closed during a storm.
 Loving this curved roof line and curved porch.
 Most of the homes I saw had siding, so this brick home was a little different. The lace balconies and iron post supports really reminds me of the homes in New Orleans.
 This feels much more like something I would expect to see near the gulf waters. I love the symmetry of this house, the double doors, the wide staircase and the picket fence with the gate. Notice the pine tree on one side and the tropical trees on the other. This one has a for sale sign also but I couldn't find anything about it, perhaps it already sold.

 Amazing. I like this brick fence and the iron in between. This house just seems so inviting with that wide staircase greeting me.
 I am not in New Orleans, but for a minute......
So remember the first house above that is for sale, it is located at 1816 Post Office Street and it is listed for $539,500. with a total of 4,880 square feet it has 5 bedrooms and 5 baths, and it has been completely restored. I have included a few photos. But for the actual listing please go here. Don't you just love a porch.
 I have a bit of a passion for staircases and this one is magnificent.
 Look at those stained glass windows.
 Notice the gold gilded crown molding, the high ceilings and the window above the door to let air flow through the house, in the days before air conditioning.
 I adore ceiling medallions, and pocket doors!



Well, a girl can dream. I would love to restore a historical home, it has been a dream of mine for a long time. Do you live in a historical home? Have you been involved in historical renovation and restoration? If you are ever in New Orleans when the Preservation Resource Center has in annual holiday home tour, I highly encourage you to go. I went three years in a row and was charmed by each home. I haven't yet been to The Historic Home Tour in Galveston, but here is an article about just that. I will have to mark my calendar to attend next year in May! If you have been to the home tour in Galveston please tell me about it.

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42 comments:

  1. Thank you for taking me on a virtual field trip! I never realized the homes had such a gorgeous Victorian flair!

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  2. What beautiful homes! Thank you for taking me on this lovely tour.

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  3. Hi, I've enjoyed your post as I have lived in Galveston for the past 17 years! We enjoy our island. I know the beaches aren't as pretty as some but folks come down our way anyway! I love the Spring Historical Tour and have only missed about 3 the entire time we've been here. There is also a Christmas Historical Tour the first Friday in December right before Dickens on the Strand. Come back sometimes for that.
    Hope you'll pop in to see me sometimes.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Hey Shelia! I too love home tours. I did not know there was a Christmas tour! I will be putting it on my calendar and looking for it later this year. I have seen some picture of Dickens on the Strand and it looks very nice. My husband is working a lot in Houston so I WILL be returning.
      Thanks, Patty

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  4. So neat!

    There is one I wish I could buy here that a famous artist lived in :( Oh well. But I am enjoying fixing up my old cottage.

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  5. What stunning homes. I shall follow for more of your lovely blog on the way out.

    Carolyn

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  6. My husband and I spent some time in Galveston after Ike. He went there to help rebuild some of the historic homes on the island. It's a wonderful area with so much history. Hope to move there some day.

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    1. Oh, I love that your husband was involved in not just rebuilding after a storm, but that he was rebuilding historic homes! Very Nice! We ended up in New Orleans after Katrina for similar reasons. I love the history in both cities!
      Thanks, Patty

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  7. What a great tour with some wonderful inspiration!! Thanks for stopping by FAR:-)

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  8. They are super gorgeous! Following along via pinterest now :)

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    1. I LOVE pinterest! I will have to look you up on there!
      Thanks, Patty

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous!!!
    I love old homes - and all of their architectural beauty - really just beautiful!!!

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  10. Like Shelia, I live in Galveston and am glad that you enjoyed your visit here. It was fun to see photos of houses that belong to friends in your post. I have been involved for many years with the Galveston Historical Foundation, the organization that sponsors the Annual Homes Tour each May. Please do come back for it. Galveston's waters and beaches are the color they are due to the currents that bring us alluvial deposits from the Mississippi

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    1. Margaret, I did enjoy my visit and will be returning. It is so cool that you know some of the homeowners of the houses in my post - very cool! Now I will have to look up the Galveston Historical Foundation and see what is going on. I am so sorry I missed the May home tour - I was just a month too late, but I certainly hope to attend next year. I wondered why the color of the water was so different in Galveston, it actually seems to change drastically right after you enter into Mississippi from Alabama. Goodness now I will have to do a little research of the alluvial deposit from Mississippi.
      Thanks, Patty

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  11. Thank you for this lovely tour-and just as I was reading your post, I was thinking how so many of these home reminded me of New Orleans and then you wrote-I am not in New Orleans!
    This was such a treat!
    Jemma

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  12. Hi, I came over from our blog. Thank You for following us. I'm one of your newest follower. Loved the tour of homes. They're beautiful to look see.
    Faye@ The Shabby Cottage Home

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  13. Such beautiful homes! We live about an hour away and have never toured any of them. I think I need to add it to my to do list!:)

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