Also on these boards
Victorian - Carson Mansion in Eureka CA--"considered the most grand Victorian home in America." William Carson (July 15, 1825 – February 20, 1912), for whom the mansion was built, arrived in San Francisco from New Brunswick, Canada in 1849. He was one of Northern California's first major lumber barons.
In February 1876, a group of German businessmen organized the Galveston Garten Verein ("garden club") as a social club for family and friends. Only Germans or German speakers could hold stock in the club, but others could petition for membership. National Register of Historical Buildings in Galveston
The 1838 Michel B. Menard house, the oldest extant residence on Galveston Island, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The home's history is fascinating, though sad, which may be why I've always adored it. Originally called The Oaks, and then renamed Old Chaparral by its second owner, the house survived the 1900 Storm only to be left abandoned and crumbling by the middle 20th C. It's been restored and now serves as a museum house operated by the Galveston Historical Foundation.