George Sealy House

2424 Broadway, Galveston, Texas

Photos 

PRINCIPAL (SOUTH) SIDE TAKEN FROM THE SOUTHWEST

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

The builder of the house, George Sealy, was an outstanding Galveston businessman in the second half of the 19th century. He accumulated considerable wealth and was associated with numerous Galveston business ventures. If the house was designed by Stanford White, as present research seems to support, then it is the only structure in Texas and possible in this section of the country by that architect. Questions of the designer aside, the building itself is an outstanding design and a notable example of the neo-Renaissance style. It is also representative of the wealth that was concentrated in Galveston in that period of time. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 28, 1969
Reference number
69000205
NR name
Sealy, George, House
Architectural style
Victorian: Renaissance
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1887; 1890
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2

Tags 

19th Century (36,347)
Brick (42,457)
Built 1887 (567)
Built during 1880s (6,132)
Galveston County, Texas (74)
Galveston, Texas (66)
House (26,792)
Nicholas J. Clayton (13)
Owned by state government (3,451)
Renaissance (1,326)
Sandstone (4,862)
Stanford White (27)
Terra cotta (3,922)
Texas (3,573)
Victorian (19,690)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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