Brian Luenser Captures Photo of 'Spooky' Garvey House

| Photo by Brian Luenser |

This Queen Anne-style designated historical home, known as The Garvey House, sits at 769 Samuels Ave. on a special lot on the Trinity River just south of downtown. “Vacant and spooky” as Brian Luenser describes it, he took this photo late on a Friday evening in anticipation of a stormy weekend. The property was deeded to Lula and William Garvey in the early 1880s by Lula’s parents, who lived next door. The street’s namesake, Baldwin Samuel, was Lula’s grandfather.

“The Garveys both died in April 1915 and were buried at Oakwood Cemetery,” says Luenser, who has a special knowledge of this home. “Their graves can be seen from the upper windows of this old house, meaning their graves can also see this house.”