Bishop's Palace

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The Bishop’s Palace was finished in 1893, and was survived the Great Hurricane of 1900. Rumour has it the protective former owner, Walter Gresham, still haunts the place, and has been known to appear during freak weather events. Witnesses say his spirit appears agitated, pacing back and forth across the front porch.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

1402 Broadway Street
Galveston, TX
United States

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29.3030966, -94.7821839
Galveston County, Texas
Nearest Towns:
Galveston, TX (0.9 mi.)
Texas City, TX (9.2 mi.)
Bayou Vista, TX (9.6 mi.)
La Marque, TX (12.3 mi.)
Jamaica Beach, TX (14.3 mi.)
Hitchcock, TX (14.4 mi.)
San Leon, TX (15.0 mi.)
Bolivar Peninsula, TX (17.2 mi.)
Bacliff, TX (18.9 mi.)
Dickinson, TX (19.5 mi.)


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