The Wharf Worker's Cottage

Independence Trail Region

This property is featured in Historic Overnights: Galveston. The current owners have worked closely with Texas Historical Commission staff to research the history of this home and its original owners.

Built in 1890, this once 1-bedroom/1-bath cottage was used as a rental property for local port and wharf workers. Built five years after the Great Galveston Fire of 1885, it was resourcefully constructed from the remains of structures that burned. All the walls and ceilings—mismatched wood and paint colors—come from houses built between 1860 and 1885.

Discover the story behind the property here.

The Wharf Worker's Cottage


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