Bishop's Palace in Galveston, Texas was designed by architect Nicholas Clayton for lawyer Colonel Walter Gresham. It was built from 1886 to 1892 from colored stone complimented with carved ornaments, rare woods, stained glass, bronze dragons and fireplaces from around the world. It's open to the public.
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Galveston's grandest and best-known building, the Bishop's Palace is an ornate delight of colored stone, intricately carved ornaments, rare woods, stained-glass windows, bronze dragons and other sculptures, luxury materials and furnishings, and impressive fireplaces from around the world (including one lined with pure silver!). www.galveston.com...
The Bishop's Palace in Galveston made Budget Travel's list of 12 Amazing Castles You Won't Believe Are in America