There is surprisingly little information available on the Kettle House in Galveston, Texas.
It is a very interesting-looking structure. Rumor has it that it was built in the 1950′s, and that it is the top of a silo turned upside down and roofed. Most of the internet comments out there comment on the fact that it managed to survive Hurricane Ike – a 2009 hurricane classified as a Tropical Depression Nine. Ike was a horrible hit to Texas, killing 6000 people in just a few hours. It was the worst hurricane to hit Galveston since 1900.
The address of the Kettle House is 14108 San Luis Pass Road.
Treat, Shade, and Roggs wrote a book called Weird Texas, wherein they say that the house was built by a guy who used to build oil storage tanks. According to locals, nobody lives in the Kettle House, yet a man comes and does maintenance on the property every so often, only to disappear for long periods of time.
How cool would it be to talk to the guy who holds the keys to the Kettle House? Why doesn’t a citizen of Galveston approach the guy next time he shows up and ask him some questions? If any brave soul is willing to do so, they are guaranteed an exclusive interview and some mad props here on You Live Where. Until then, I guess we’ll just have to speculate as to why someone would build a house that looks like a tea kettle, and if the weirdo internet rumor is true that it actually works like a tea kettle (?!?!) and if it is, in fact, designed to float during a flood.