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Galveston Historical Foundation Launches Virtual Historic Home Tour

By Amy Puchaty | May 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Need something to break up the boredom? Why not take a tour of Galveston’s most historic homes! That’s right, the Galveston Historical Foundation’s (GHF) Annual Historic Homes Tour is still on, despite the pandemic. And this year it’s virtual! The best part? The tour will have exceptional haunts you can enjoy right from your laptop, […]

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Amazing Galveston Home Housed Texas Retail Royalty

By Bethany Erickson | November 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Amazing Galveston Home Housed Texas Retail Royalty

It’s not often that the home of what many would consider to be Texas retail royalty comes up for sale — which is why this week’s historical shelter in Galveston immediately caught our attention. The Victorian Robert I. Cohen built in 1896 is a half mile from the beach and a little more than a […]

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Extraordinary Galveston Home Reno-Ready — If You Want

By Bethany Erickson | September 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Extraordinary Galveston Home Reno-Ready — If You Want

This week’s historical shelter is a Galveston home that the listing agent says is renovation-ready, but is also perfectly fine as it is. We’ve talked about Galveston before, and how much the island has to offer. It isn’t a long drive from Dallas, which makes it a frequent spot for second shelter seekers in the […]

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Historic Heffron House Home to Galveston History, Now For Sale

By Bethany Erickson | July 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Historic Heffron House Home to Galveston History, Now For Sale

The Isaac Heffron House, a two-story Victorian in the East End Historic District of Galveston, has seen a lot since it was built in 1890 — thanks in part to the occupants who called it home over the years. Isaac Heffron immigrated to the U.S. from Wales and settled in Galveston in 1860. He worked […]

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Beachfront Bargain Hunt is Probably the Best New Show on HGTV

By Joanna England | November 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

The cold weather means we’re watching more TV under piles of blankets, and our flatscreen in the living room has three settings: MLB channel (husband), Nick Jr. (son), and HGTV (me). I had control of the remote last night, and on came Beachfront Bargain Hunt, a relatively new show following much the same premise as House Hunters. […]

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