Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
William and Adele Skinner House
In 1895, local banker William Cooke Skinner (1870-1953) and his wife, Adele (Preston) Skinner (1874-1966), bought this parcel for a home for their young family. Charles William Bulger (1859-1922), noted Texas architect, designed the two-story Queen Anne-style home, which was completed in 1866 and remains one of his more ornate residential designs. The primary facade features two gables, a gallery that wraps around the southwest corner, and a distinctive tripartite bay window. Most of the irregularly spaced windows, characteristic of Queen Anne style asymmetry, retain their historic wooden shutters. Other surviving original elements are the interior ornamental trim and stained glass in the stairwell.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 2017
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2017 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18752.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
Location. 29° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1318 Sealy Avenue, 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 Rt. Rev. Monsignor Marius Etienne Chataignon (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacred Heart Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederich-Erhard House (about 300 feet away); Thomas Chubb House (about 400 feet away); George Fox House (about 400 feet away); The Bishop's Palace (about 400 feet away); Julius H. Ruhl Residence (about 400 feet away); Carl and Hilda Biehl House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
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