Galveston Historic Overnights: Mrs. Wise's Craftsman

Built in 1924 by M.C. Bowden.

Credit: Alex Thomas

About the Original Owners

"Randa" Wise appears in the 1900 U.S. Census of Wood County.

Leave it in Wood County

A most unique social affair” held for Mrs. Miranda Wise. “The changes in form and face of each wroght [sic] by the ravages of time, were…
The lens through which life was viewed then… ...was so far different from the one through which we are looking now...”

About the Neighborhood

The same plot of land in 1912 (left) and in 1947 (right).
Credit: Portal to Texas History.
Taken shortly after the Storm of 1900, the present day site of the 1924 Craftsman is likely just off camera, to the left.
Credit: Rosenberg Library.

Today, the house is largely the same as when it was built in 1924.

Look for these original features:

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Credit: Jim Evans

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