Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Carl and Hilda Biehl House
In 1915, Biehl purchased the damaged home and cleared the site to build a new structure for his family. Designed by noted architect Anton F. Korn, Jr., the home was completed in 1916 in a classical revival architectural style. The construction of the house consisted of brick and concrete to stand up to the hurricanes and strong winds common to Galveston. Korn’s design featured a front veranda, original hardwood floors, oak paneling and moldings, and three fireplaces. The exterior was designed to be symmetrical and discreet, a change in aesthetics from Victorian design common before the turn of the century. Some unique features include a spacious attic that
Carl passed away in 1936 and Hilda passed ten years later. The home remained in the Biehl family and was cared for by their daughter, Margaret “Sis” Biehl, a local artist, until her passing in 2008. This historic home survived many hurricanes since 1916 and sits adjacent to the island’s most famous mansion, Bishop’s Palace. The architecture and history of the Biehl house create one of Galveston’s most treasured structures.
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17278.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
Location. 29° 18.171′ N, 94° 46.942′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Broadway Avenue J east of 15th Street, on the right when traveling west. Next to and immediately west of the Bishop's Palace. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1416 Broadway Ave J, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bishop's Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Powhatan and Mattie Wren House (within shouting Thomas Chubb House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rt. Rev. Monsignor Marius Etienne Chataignon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sacred Heart Church (about 300 feet away); Isaac H. and Henrietta Kempner House (about 300 feet away); Julius H. Ruhl Residence (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
More about this marker. This home is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on August 18, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 3. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.