Galveston's Historic Downtown and Strand District

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The Strand, known as the Wall Street of the Southwest, contains a significant collection of 19th-century buildings. Long the center of Galveston's business community, its architecture is a reminder of this historic port city. The National Historic Landmark District includes buildings classified as Greek Revival, Italianate, and Victorian style—sometimes with traces of vernacular building traditions that date to the 1850s. Historic images found within this book illustrate the development of the Strand and surrounding streets, including Mechanic, Market, and Postoffice. Galveston's Historic Downtown and Strand District demonstrates the power of place, despite an ever-changing economy and natural disasters.
ISBN: 9780738566856
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 185
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Denise Alexander is Director of Heritage Programs for the Galveston Historical Foundation, one of the nation's largest local preservation organizations. Over the last 50 years, the foundation has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, public education, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, and stewardship of historic properties. Today Galveston Historical Foundation has over 2,000 memberships representing individuals, families, and businesses across Texas, the United States, and abroad. Galveston Island is the foremost historic community in Texas with one of the largest collections of late 19th and early 20th century architecture and the official tall ship of Texas, the Elissa.
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