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Galveston, Texas, United States  (# 28845)
 Historic Storm Survivor for Rent
  Galveston vacation rentals Property ID 28845  

Major City: Galveston
Distance: 0 mi

Type:   House
Area: In City

Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 8
Baths: 2.5
Size: 2300 Sq Ft

Internet: Yes
Pets OK: No
Pool: No
Spa: No

Calendar: No
Exchange: No
For Sale: No
Credit Cards: Yes

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Name: Robert

Phone: 713-961-5363

Languages: English

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VacationsFRBO Member Since: 2008-01-04

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Welcome to the Galveston 1815 Guest House. Located in the East End
District of Historic Galveston, Texas

Built in 1879, this home was completely remodeled recently with the
modern comforts. The home has been featured in the Galveston
Historical Foundation's Homes Tour both in 2001 and 2016. This
beautifully decorated, charming, coastal home is close to many
restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. The home is roughly 3
blocks from the beach.

The home was featured in the Galveston Historic Homes
Tour. It has also been featured in Houston House and Home Magazine.



Built circa 1879 for Henry Homberg, 1815 Avenue N features Greek
Revival style. The Greek Revival style includes hipped roofs with
the cornice line of the main roof and porch roofs emphasized by a
wide band of trim. Henry Homberg purchased the land where the house
now stands in 1872 to begin construction, however he did not
complete the home until 1879. Homberg, who operated a dairy west of
Galveston near Oleander Park, suffered from Tapeworm Disease.
Seeking treatment for the ailment, Homberg was instructed to swallow
the contents of a small bottle of tapeworm elixir. After allegedly
drinking the lethal concoction, Homberg promptly died.

In 1885, Homberg's son, William, was arrested on three counts
of "theft of cattle", allegedly slaughtering the cattle and selling
the beef. Found guilty on two counts, William was in the process of
appealing the conviction when he died in prison of "mysterious
circumstances". The four year prison term was apparently more than
William could handle. Shortly after the death of her son, Mrs.
Homberg sold the home and property and subdivided its four lots.

For the next 110 years, the home experience multiple changes in
ownership, but is perhaps known for its presence in a most haunting
photo taken after the 1900 Storm, recognizable by its unique
latticework porch detailing. The home was only one of two remaining
on this block of Avenue N. Despite storms and suicides, tapeworms
and traumas,the home remains a testament to the fortitude of
Galveston's early home stock...

Renovation began on the Homberg Home in 2001 and was completed in
2005. Directly previous to the renovation the home had been
unoccupied and neglected for a number of years.



The home is 3 blocks from the beach and a short drive the the
attractions at the Strand. The Galvez Hotel is nearby as well.



Rates begin at $185 per night.

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