Galveston, Texas — A veteran and her husband blend the historic and the modern at the Coppersmith Inn Bed and Breakfast in Galveston.
The house was built in 1887 and has retained many original features as it has survived 136 years of hurricanes. It was built by architect Alfred Muller, who constructed many famous buildings on Galveston Island. The house changed hands several times before becoming a bed and breakfast in 1994.
Current owners, Theressa and Derick Stonecipher, bought the Coppersmith Inn in October 2019 and have spent the last few years trying to update the inn’s amenities, while retaining some of the original features, including the houses’ rounded arches , the elaborate curved staircase, and some original stained windows. Theressa served in the Navy for nine years before going to Galveston. She met Derick working at the same place. The guest rooms have five guest rooms.