Galveston is on a barrier island just 7 feet (2.1 m) above the Gulf of Mexico. Not good, especially with rising sea levels. It has been hit repeatedly by hurricanes. A 1900 storm killed more than 6,000 people--the deadliest natural disaster in US history. Some buildings have survived more than 150 years.
This gallery concentrates on historic homes and commercial buildings. Not all are in the four historic districts. Train-related images are in the "Twin Streaks of Rust" gallery.
Galveston is farther south than Natchez MS or New Orleans (both have city galleries) and shares similar 1800s architecture.
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:Galveston, Galveston Texas, Galveston architecture, Strand, The Strand, historic buildings, history