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This three-story, Second Empire-style mansion was built on the Texas coast in the 1870s. It is noteworthy for its architectural style and its innovative heating, lighting and plumbing systems. The state purchased the house in 1976, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department operated it as a state historic site until transferring it to the Texas Historical Commission in 2008.

Photo by Sonja Sommerfeld
TOOLS: Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera, 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens, f/11.0 at 1/60th of a second, ISO 100

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