Historic Homes Galveston

This year TGRE will be hosting two homes on the tour. We hope to see you there!

Talk to Tom’s Team!
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MAY 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2022

Tom Schwenk, Owner/Broker of TGRE – Tom’s Galveston Real Estate says:

TGRE is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the Galveston Historical Foundation’s 48th Annual Historic Homes Tour!

I’ve had a long history of involvement with the tour, first as a visitor in 1985, then as a volunteer in 1989.

In the years that followed I’ve been a volunteer, docent, ticket taker, house chair and a sponsor. Whatever your involvement it is always a fantastic event and a great way to celebrate Galveston’s history one home at a time.

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Visit with Tom Schwenk,
House Chair on May 8, 2022

1922 Stubbs-Garrigan Bungalow
3727 Avenue P

Contractor Charles Franks built this wood frame bungalow with inset porch in 1922 for cotton clerk Sidney Stubbs and his wife, Thelma Bagnal.

In 1941, Owen and Cora Garrigan purchased the home, Garrigan worked as a bookkeeper before he established Garrigan’s Sporting Goods at 514 Tremont.

Located in the Lasker Park Neighborhood, the family maintained ownership of the bungalow until 2007

3727 Ave P Photo:Koby Brown
Photo by Kirby Brown

Visit with Robert Zahn,
Ticket Chair on May 8, 2022

1897 August. J Henck Cottage
1412 Sealy St

Real Estate broker and developer August J. Henck built this raised L-plan Queen Anne cottage in 1897.

Prominent features of this cottage include a gabled roof with dove-tail shingles and ornamental cornice brackets and original Victoria glass windows that depict the moon, stars and nautical shells.

Henck’s daughter Sadie inherited the cottage in 1931 and lived there until 1960.

1412 Sealy Koby Brown
Photo by Kirby Brown

Homes Tour At A Glance

  • Visit private homes on public tours for the first two weekends in May!
  • 9 homes on tour
  • 2 new construction homes
  • Tickets start at $35 online, $40 at the door
  • Six special events
  • Choose from:
    • open air painting,
    • walking tours,
    • happy hours,
    • dinners,
    • a Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch
    • and more!

Photo: Galveston Historical Foundation

Participating Homes and Locations

  • 1874 Robert and Ellen Hughes House (523 10th Street) | Cover House
  • 1897 August J. Henck Cottage (1412 Sealy)
  • 1894 Adolph and Augusta Helmann Cottage (1314 24th Street)
  • 1896 Oscar and Mary Walker House (1318 24th Street)
  • 1906 Romanet-Glenn House (2605 Broadway)
  • 1922 Stubbs-Garrigan Bungalow (3727 Avenue P)
  • 1931 Dr. Albert and Willie Dean Singleton House (1602 Broadway)
  • 1866 Thomas and Frances Blythe House (1414 Avenue L) | Rehabilitation in Progress – 1st Weekend Only
  • 2020 Magruder Cottage (1410 26th Street) | New Construction Highlight – 1st Weekend Only
  • 1927 Dr. William and Frances Fletcher House (31 Cedar Lawn Circle) | Rehabilitation in Progress – 2nd Weekend Only
  • 2022 Plum House (2925 Ursuline) | New Construction Highlight – 2nd Weekend Only

Event Details

  • Historic Home Tours are only held on May 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2022. General tour hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of the tour. There are no tours are given during the week.
  • Your tour pass is good for both weekends of the tour. However, you may not tour a home twice.
  • You can start your tour at any of the homes, and view them in the order you prefer.
  • Tickets are not sold for individual homes. There are no discounts for children. Infants in arms are free.
  • Parking is available near each tour home on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no shuttle service available.
  • Please wear soft-soled shoes to minimize harm to floors. Hats, umbrellas, and sunscreen are highly suggested.
  • In case of inclement weather, the tour may be discontinued temporarily or for the remainder of the day.
  • Smoking, photos, food, drinks, and pets are not permitted.

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