Strand National Historic District, Galveston, TX Photos

The late Victorian port of Galveston controlled the vast wealth of the Texas cotton & other commodity trade. Because the hurricane of 1900 caused such trade to move to more inland ports, downtown Galveston's development around the Strand was arrested & today constitutes a major tourist district of heritage buildings visited by major cruise ships.

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Decorated arch at entrance to Strand National Historic Landmark District. Galveston, TX.Galveston Island Trolley car. Galveston, TX.Galveston Island Trolley car. Galveston, TX.Heritage stores on The Strand seen from Kempner. Galveston, TX.
Decorated arch at entrance to Strand National Historic Landmark District. Galveston, TX.Galveston Island Trolley car. Galveston, TX.Galveston Island Trolley car. Galveston, TX.Heritage stores on The Strand seen from Kempner. Galveston, TX.
Galveston Arts Center building. Galveston, TX.Trueheart-Adriance building. Galveston, TX.Upper stories of Trueheart-Adriance building. Galveston, TX.Cast iron columns of Trueheart-Adriance building. Galveston, TX.
Galveston Arts Center building (2127 The Strand at Kempner). Galveston, TX. Style: Italianate.Trueheart-Adriance building (1882) (210 Kempner). Galveston, TX. Style: Victorian Romanesque. Architect: Nicholas J. Clayton. On National Register.Upper stories of Trueheart-Adriance building. Galveston, TX.Cast iron columns of Trueheart-Adriance building. Galveston, TX.
Stewart building originally for cotton export. Galveston, TX.Corner details of Stewart building. Galveston, TX.Facade of Stewart building. Galveston, TX.Front door of Stewart building. Galveston, TX.
Stewart building (1882) (Kempner at Mechanic) originally for cotton export. Galveston, TX. Style: Renaissance revival. Architect: Eugene T. Heiner.Corner details of Stewart building. Galveston, TX.Facade of Stewart building. Galveston, TX.Front door of Stewart building. Galveston, TX.
Brown Victorian building with covered sidewalk. Galveston, TX.United States National Bank building. Galveston, TX.Old Galveston News building. Galveston, TX.Old Galveston News building. Galveston, TX.
Brown Victorian building with covered sidewalk (306 Kempner). Galveston, TX.United States National Bank building (1924) (12 floors) (2201 Market St.). Galveston, TX. Architect: Alfred C. Bossom. On National Register.Old Galveston News building (1884) (Mechanic St.). Galveston, TX. Style: Victorian Romanesque.Old Galveston News building (1884) (Mechanic St.). Galveston, TX. Style: Victorian Romanesque.
W.L. Moody building started as a cotton exchange. Galveston, TX.Horse passes Italianate building on The Strand. Galveston, TX.Galveston Island Trolley on The Strand. Galveston, TX.Old Galveston Square former J. Rosenfield & Co. building on The Strand. Galveston, TX.
W.L. Moody building (1882) (The Strand at Kempner) started as a cotton exchange. Galveston, TX. Style: Neo-Renaissance. Architect: Nicholas J. Clayton.Horse passes Italianate building on The Strand. Galveston, TX.Galveston Island Trolley on The Strand. Galveston, TX.Old Galveston Square (1871) former J. Rosenfield & Co. building on The Strand. Galveston, TX. Style: Italianate.
Old Galveston Square modified with solarium & giant trumpet. Galveston, TX.Merchants Mutual Insurance Company & neighboring building on The Strand. Galveston, TX.Merchants Mutual Insurance Company building on The Strand. Galveston, TX.Merchants Mutual Insurance Company doorway. Galveston, TX.
Old Galveston Square modified with solarium & giant trumpet. Galveston, TX.Merchants Mutual Insurance Company & neighboring building on The Strand. Galveston, TX. Style: Italianate.Merchants Mutual Insurance Company building (1870) on The Strand. Galveston, TX. Style: Italianate.Merchants Mutual Insurance Company doorway. Galveston, TX.
Shop signs along The Strand. Galveston, TX.View of The Strand. Galveston, TX.Hutchings & Sealy buildings. Galveston, TX.Hutchings building detail. Galveston, TX.
Shop signs along The Strand. Galveston, TX.View of The Strand. Galveston, TX.Hutchings & Sealy buildings (1895) (The Strand at Mitchell Ave.). Galveston, TX. Style: Renaissance revival. Architect: Nicholas J. Clayton.Hutchings building detail. Galveston, TX.
Sealy building detail. Galveston, TX.Hutchings building side facade. Galveston, TX.Romanesque building on The Strand. Galveston, TX.Galveston Island Railroad Museum in Old Santa Fe depot now Shearn Moody Plaza. Galveston, TX.
Sealy building detail. Galveston, TX.Hutchings building side facade. Galveston, TX.Romanesque building on The Strand. Galveston, TX.Galveston Island Railroad Museum in Old Santa Fe depot (1932) (123 Rosenberg St.) now Shearn Moody Plaza. Galveston, TX. Style: Art Deco.
Old Santa Fe depot portal of Railroad Museum. Galveston, TX.Leon & H. Blum Co. building now the Tremont House hotel. Galveston, TX.Leon & H. Blum Co. building / Tremont House hotel facade. Galveston, TX.Jacob. building. Galveston, TX.
Old Santa Fe depot portal of Railroad Museum. Galveston, TX.Leon & H. Blum Co. building (1880 & 1882) (Merchant at Rosenberg Ave.) now the Tremont House hotel. Galveston, TX. Architect: Eugene T. Heiner then Nicholas J. Clayton.Leon & H. Blum Co. building / Tremont House hotel facade. Galveston, TX.Jacob. building (1898) (21 Moody at Post Office). Galveston, TX. Architect: George B. Stowe.
Galveston Island Trolley passes Grand Opera House. Galveston, TX.Grand Opera House. Galveston, TX.Grand Opera House entrance archway. Galveston, TX.Grand Opera House stone rosette. Galveston, TX.
Galveston Island Trolley passes Grand Opera House. Galveston, TX.Grand Opera House (1894) (2020 Post Office St.). Galveston, TX. Architect: Frank Cox. On National Register.Grand Opera House entrance archway. Galveston, TX.Grand Opera House stone rosette. Galveston, TX.
Galveston Historical Foundation in former U.S. Custom House. Galveston, TX.Corinthian & Ionic columns of former U.S. Custom House. Galveston, TX.Tribute monument to from Henry Rosenberg to the Heroes of the Texas Revolution of 1836. Galveston, TX.Rosenberg Library on Sealy Ave. Galveston, TX.
Galveston Historical Foundation in former U.S. Custom House (1857-61) (502 20th St.). Galveston, TX. Style: Greek revival.Corinthian & Ionic columns of former U.S. Custom House. Galveston, TX.Tribute monument to from Henry Rosenberg to the Heroes of the Texas Revolution of 1836. Galveston, TX. On National Register.Rosenberg Library (1904) on Sealy Ave. Galveston, TX. Style: Renaissance revival. Architect: Eames & Young.

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