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Built in the 1850’s, the Nicholstone home is the oldest house in Dickinson. Ebenezer Nichols, a very successful Galveston businessman built it as a summer home. Legend has it that Nichols consulted with Native Americans to determine the highest point on the Dickinson Bayou so as not to flood. The home is located at California and Park Avenue, hidden by trees from the street, but sometimes in winter, the cupula is visible from the bayou. The house did not flood during Harvey’s historic 50 inches of rain.