Gilded Age Archaeology: The Ashton Villa

Moore, Roger; Anderson, Texas
May 1984
Archaeology;May/Jun84, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p44
Discusses information on the lifestyles of the rich in the 19th century yielded from excavations in the Ashton Villa of Galveston, Texas owned by the Brown family. Italianate architectural elements used in the design of the villa; Technological innovations to the structure of the house; Well-preserved food remains found indicating that the Brown family ate very well; Elegance of table furnishings.


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