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TPWD News Release — Oct. 4, 2004

Historic Fulton Mansion Closing for Interior Painting

FULTON, Texas — Fulton Mansion State Historic Site will be closed to the public from Oct. 4 through Nov. 2 so the first floor can receive a fresh coat of paint just in time for the holidays.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is spending $12,800 to repaint the ground floor interior of the Victorian home built in the 1870s by George and Harriet Fulton on Aransas Bay about 20 miles up the coast from Corpus Christi.

The impressive, three-story villa was one of the first houses in 19th century Texas to feature advanced mechanical systems that included indoor plumbing, as well as central heating and gas lighting. It was built in the French Second Empire architectural style.

The mansion will reopen for public tours on Wednesday, Nov. 3. For more information, contact the park at (361) 729-0386.

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