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2618 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77550
The Moody Mansion, also known as the Willis-Moody Mansion, is a historic residential building in Galveston. It is named for William Lewis Moody, Jr., an American financier and entrepreneur in the cotton business. The Romanesque mansion, designed by English architect, William H. Tyndall, was completed in 1895. It has 31 rooms and five balconies. Tyndall incorporated many technological advances of the period including a one-passenger elevator, a dumbwaiter, speaking tubes in the pantry for communicating with the kitchen staff in the basement, heated drying racks in the laundry room, and lighting fixtures using both gas and electricity. The house also has its own rainwater cistern. Tours are offered, and the facilities can be rented for weddings and other events.
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