Nicholas J. Clayton Architecture Photos

Nicholas J. Clayton (1839-1916) born in Ireland, immigrated to Ohio in the 1840s, served in the Civil War & then opened an architectural practice in Galveston in about 1872. He is noted for the flamboyant style he set in Texas in buildings such as the Galveston Bishop's Palace.

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Annunciation Church with steeple. Houston, TX.First Presbyterian Church. Galveston, TX.First Presbyterian Church facade. Galveston, TX.George Seeligson house. Galveston, TX.
Annunciation Church (1869) with steeple (1881-4). Houston, TX. Architect: Rev. Joseph Querat + steeple by Nicholas J. Clayton. On National Register.First Presbyterian Church (1872-89) (1903 Church St.). Galveston, TX. Style: Romanesque revival. Architect: Nicholas J. Clayton. On National Register.First Presbyterian Church facade. Galveston, TX. On National Register.George Seeligson house (1875) (1208 Ball). Galveston, TX. Architect: Nicholas J. Clayton.
Lemuel C. Burr house. Galveston, TX.Lemuel C. Burr house upper veranda with Gothic arch. Galveston, TX.Lemuel C. Burr house cutaway corner of entry. Galveston, TX.I. Lovenberg house. Galveston, TX.
Lemuel C. Burr house (1876) (1228 Sealy). Galveston, TX. Style: Classical & Italianate. Architect: Nicholas J. Clayton.Lemuel C. Burr house upper veranda with Gothic arch. Galveston, TX.Lemuel C. Burr house cutaway corner of entry. Galveston, TX.I. Lovenberg house (1877) (1412 Market). Galveston, TX. Style: Gothic revival. Architect: Nicholas J. Clayton.
Garten Verein Pavilion. Galveston, TX.Eaton Memorial Chapel. Galveston, TX.Eaton Memorial Chapel portal. Galveston, TX.Leon & H. Blum Co. building now the Tremont House hotel. Galveston, TX.
Garten Verein Pavilion (1880) (27th St. at Ave. O in Kempner Park). Galveston, TX. Architect: Nicholas J. Clayton. On National Register.Eaton Memorial Chapel (1882) (2216 Ball). Galveston, TX. Style: Gothic revival. Architect: Nicholas J. Clayton.Eaton Memorial Chapel portal. Galveston, TX.Leon & H. Blum Co. building (1880 & 1882) (Merchant at Rosenberg Ave.) now the Tremont House hotel. Galveston, TX. Architect: Eugene T. Heiner then Nicholas J. Clayton.
Leon & H. Blum Co. building / Tremont House hotel facade. Galveston, TX.Trueheart-Adriance building. Galveston, TX.Upper stories of Trueheart-Adriance building. Galveston, TX.Cast iron columns of Trueheart-Adriance building. Galveston, TX.
Leon & H. Blum Co. building / Tremont House hotel facade. Galveston, TX.Trueheart-Adriance building (1882) (210 Kempner). Galveston, TX. Style: Victorian Romanesque. Architect: Nicholas J. Clayton. On National Register.Upper stories of Trueheart-Adriance building. Galveston, TX.Cast iron columns of Trueheart-Adriance building. Galveston, TX.
W.L. Moody building started as a cotton exchange. Galveston, TX.Sonnentheil house. Galveston, TX.Sonnentheil house woodwork details. Galveston, TX.Rudolph Kruger house. Galveston, TX.
W.L. Moody building (1882) (The Strand at Kempner) started as a cotton exchange. Galveston, TX. Style: Neo-Renaissance. Architect: Nicholas J. Clayton.Sonnentheil house (1886-7) (1826 Sealy). Galveston, TX. Style: Carpenter Italianate. Architect: Nicholas J. Clayton?.Sonnentheil house woodwork details. Galveston, TX.Rudolph Kruger house (1888) (1628 Postoffice). Galveston, TX. Architect: Nicholas J. Clayton.
J.C. League house. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace 14th Street side. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace conservatory. Galveston, TX.
J.C. League house (1892-3) (1702 Broadway). Galveston, TX. Architect: Nicholas J. Clayton.Bishop's Palace (1887-94) (1402 Broadway). Galveston, TX. Architect: Nicholas J. Clayton. On National Register.Bishop's Palace 14th Street side. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace conservatory. Galveston, TX.
Bishop's Palace round veranda. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace corner tower. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace carved lion. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace corner tower & chimney. Galveston, TX.
Bishop's Palace round veranda. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace corner tower. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace carved lion. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace corner tower & chimney. Galveston, TX.
Bishop's Palace cast iron railings. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace tower detail. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace urn at entrance. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace portal & flying stairway. Galveston, TX.
Bishop's Palace cast iron railings. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace tower detail. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace urn at entrance. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace portal & flying stairway. Galveston, TX.
Bishop's Palace front door. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace front door arch with carved face. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace window arch with carvings & iron railings. Galveston, TX.Hutchings & Sealy buildings. Galveston, TX.
Bishop's Palace front door. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace front door arch with carved face. Galveston, TX.Bishop's Palace window arch with carvings & iron railings. Galveston, TX.Hutchings & Sealy buildings (1895) (The Strand at Mitchell Ave.). Galveston, TX. Style: Renaissance revival. Architect: Nicholas J. Clayton.
Hutchings building detail. Galveston, TX.Sealy building detail. Galveston, TX.Hutchings building side facade. Galveston, TX.Sacred Heart Church Dome. Galveston, TX.
Hutchings building detail. Galveston, TX.Sealy building detail. Galveston, TX.Hutchings building side facade. Galveston, TX.Sacred Heart Church Dome (1915). Galveston, TX. Architect: Nicholas J. Clayton.

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