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In Galveston, Texas, the Bishop's Palace (also known as Gresham's Castle) is an ornate Victorian home on the corner of Broadway and 14th Street in the East End Historic District of Galveston, Texas. The American Institute of Architects has listed the home as one of the country's 100 most significant buildings, and the Library of Congress has classified it as one of the fourteen most representative Victorian structures in the nation.

The house was built between 1887 and 1893 by Galveston architect Nicholas J. Clayton for lawyer and politician Walter Gresham. In 1923 the Catholic diocese bought the house, and, situated across the street from the Sacred Heart Church, it served as a bishop's residence. The diocese opened the mansion to the public in 1963.

The Texas Historical Commission declared this church a Texas Historic Landmark in 1967. Their marker outside the church has the following inscription:

Built, 1886-1893, by Col. Walter Gresham, civic leader and U. S. Congressman. Nicholas J. Clayton was architect. One of the most lavish and massive homes in U. S., house is a Victorian adaptation of renaissance style. Silver and onyx mantel in music room won first prize, 1886, at New Orleans Exposition. Mrs. Gresham painted murals, ceilings. Catholic Diocese bought home, 1923, and one room into chapel with stained glass windows.