With ten homes and great special events, it’s easy to find yourself with more to do than you have time to do. This year’s Early Bird ticket could be just what you need to make the most of your homes tour experience. Tour three homes before the general public’s 10 a.m. start time and get a head start on your homes tour adventure. These tickets also come with a full tour ticket good for any day of the tour and are limited to 100 for $50 each.

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PARTICIPATING HOMES

1868 CHARLES AND SUSAN HURLEY HOUSE – 1328 BALL

Homes Tour Cover House: Charles Hurley, commission merchant and former mayor of Galveston, owned this two-story Southern townhouse with Greek Revival features.

Hurley and his family occupied the property until the late 1880s. Heavily damaged during the 1900 Storm, the house was rebuilt with an addition in 1910.
1916 Hans and Marguerite Guldmann House – 1715 35th Street

1916 HANS AND MARGUERITE GULDMANN HOUSE – 1715 35th STREET

Dallas architectural firm C. D. Hill & Company designed this 5,500 square foot brick house for businessman and former Danish Consul, Hans Guldmann.

Sitting on more than one acre, the two-story residence features both Mission and Craftsman design elements including a tile roof, wide over-hanging eaves revealing exposed rafter tails, and a double gallery supported by square columns.

1926 HARRY AND HARRIET WETMORE HOUSE – 1606 25th STREET

Galveston harbor pilot Captain Harry Wetmore contracted with Johnson Brothers Construction Company to erect this red-brick, two-story Colonial Revival house during the summer of 1926.

The property is noted by a prominent front entry supported by slender columns and a side elevation porte-cochere leading to a rear two-story garage and servant’s quarters.  Wetmore came to Galveston in 1913 as a captain for the Morgan Steamship Lines. He and his family maintained ownership of the property until 1965.

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