A History of the Hotel Galvez

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Come walk the timeless halls of the Hotel Galvez. No expense was spared in the creation of this beautiful statement of Galveston’s resilience, which stands as the only historic beachfront hotel in the state of Texas. Perched on the city’s famed seawall, the building has weathered a century of hurricanes and even “served” in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. Presidents, beauty pageant contestants, gamblers, movie stars, military heroes, newsmen and countless other guests have gazed out at the Gulf through its gracefully arched windows. Kathleen Maca recounts the legends and shares the secrets of this extraordinary hotel.
ISBN: 9781625858443
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Texas
Series: Landmarks
Images: 120
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Kathleen Maca is a writer, speaker and photographer with a lifelong love of tales from the past. She regularly writes magazine features sharing stories about the history of people and places in Texas. Her blog, Tales from Texas, shares travel ideas around the Lone Star State. As a member of the Texas Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, her work with historic cemeteries earned the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Historic Preservation Award in 2019. Kathleen is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and the author of Galveston’s Broadway Cemeteries and Ghosts of Galveston.
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