GALVESTON Galveston Historical Foundation closed Friday on the purchase of the 1892 Bishop s Palace from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, an official said Monday.

The foundation was still a little short of the $3 million needed to buy the mansion at 1402 Broadway, but could come with what it needed though normal fundraising and had suspended a campaign aimed at gathering contributions for the purchase, Dwayne Jones, foundation executive director, said.

The leadership from the Galveston community, our local Moody Foundation and Kempner Fund and hundreds of supporters across Galveston-Houston and beyond made this happen Jones said.

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