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The Open Gate (George Sealy Mansion) -  1891
25-JUL-2009 LynnH

The Open Gate (George Sealy Mansion) - 1891

Galveston Island TX

George and Magnolia Sealy's neo-Renaissance mansion was completed in 1889 and is thought to be the only building in the South designed by Stanford White.
Their luxurious home, Open Gates, became a center of Galveston business and social life. According to family legend, the construction of the landmark mansion
was instigated by a statement made by Magnolia after the birth of the couple's fifth child in 1885,
"Sir, I'll give you a second son, if you'll build me the finest home in Galveston."
An elaborate carriage house, designed by Galveston architect Nicholas Clayton, was finished in 1891, the same year the couple's second son was born.

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Keith O'Brien10-Aug-2009 20:00
Excellent composition and DOF, like the story too! V
Annie eR10-Aug-2009 13:17
Lovely done Lynn. Like the framing by the gate as well. Very well seen. Vote
Carol Breton10-Aug-2009 13:06
Lovely composition and wonderful story Lynn. I'm enjoy my visual tour of these
magnificent homes. Thank you. ~
Bartosz Kotulski10-Aug-2009 12:20
very nicely done. like the framing by the gate and nice perspective
bartosz
iamjv10-Aug-2009 11:54
Beautiful home and architecture.... good to see those old sago's weren't damaged by the hurricane. Jv V!