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urbanfacades The #Sealy side of the #HutchingsSealy #building built in 1895. It amazingly survived the #1900Storm and every #hurricane in Galveston thereafter. #TheHistoricalStrandDistrict #Galveston, #Texas #UrbanFaçadesGoesToTexas #UrbanFaçades 3w

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X-Pro II Jamie Wagner
3mon tx.amy
Ludwig ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .:☆ amy ☆:.

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ronwooten Galveston, Texas, USA. Home.
The Galveston seawall was built following the 1900 Storm, a hurricane that killed 2/3rds of Galveston's population and destroyed 3/4ths of the island's structures. It remains the deadliest natural disaster in the United States. The seawall is 17 feet high, 16 feet thick, extends 10 miles from the Galveston Channel, roughly a third the length of the island, and protects all of Galveston's downtown and much of its residential structures.
The sidewalk along seawall is the longest continuous sidewalk in the world!
#Galveston #GulfCoast #Galvestonisland #galvestonchannel #islandlife #islands #island #aerialphotography #1900Storm #Texas #TXIG #TexasCoast #travel_Texas @galvestonhistory @galvestonislandbeachpatrol @natgeo #TheSkyKings
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  •   isanesse Good afternoon, I understand why you love walking, so enjoy 😀. Have a nice day. Isanesse. 3mon

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careyvorholt Finishing Isaac's Storm in the very building that housed his office with the U.S. Weather Bureau, which coincidentally also is the home of my photography studio. Satisfying my creative brain with local history weaved into a fantastic story. #galveston 4mon

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scarletstarlette She finally got to take a picture with the big hand. #galveston #galvestonisland #seawall #1900storm 7mon

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Normal Galveston Historical Fndn.
galvestonhistory A north view, from Avenue N, of the Ursuline Academy, established in 1847 by the Ursuline Sisters from New Orleans. The main building, seen here, was built in 1895 and designed by Nicholas J. Clayton. During the 1900 Storm, this building provided shelter to over 1000 people. Damaged in 1961 by Hurricane Carla, it was demolished in 1962. #tbt #galveston #galvestonhistory #nicholasclayton #texashistory #ursuline #oldphoto #academy #1900storm #hurricane 8mon
  •   littledaley So sad that this gem was demolished 8mon

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galvestonhistory #tbt Like the Menard House on 33rd and Avenue O, the Samuel May Williams house ( 3601 Avenue P) is an example of the outlying estates that were once built on large tracts of land known as the "out lots". Built by Williams in 1839, the house faces east with long galleries on the east and south sides. Secretary to Stephen F. Austin, Williams secured funding from the United States in support of the Texas Revolution in 1835-1836. After independence was won, he became one of the most successful commission merchants in Galveston. A survivor of the 1900 Storm, the house still stands. The storerooms and cistern were lost to the grade-raising that followed the great hurricane. Today, the first floor rests 3 feet above grade. This 1892 photo shows the structure at it's original level, ten feet above ground. #galveston #galvestonhistory #oldphoto #oldhouselove #preservation #historicbuilding #texashistory #stephenfaustin #texashistory #1900storm 9mon

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slickrick116 "The deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history happened on this day in 1900. It is estimated that between 6,000 to 12,000 died on the night of September 8, 1900, in Galveston as a cat 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 145 mph battered the island." // I thank God that people came together and decided to rebuild. I love my city. // #galveston #galvestontx #galvestontexas #1900storm #naturaldisaster #texas #history #ushistory #hurricane 9mon

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ilovetexasphoto Stork Club
Post Office Street
Galveston, Texas.
this post at the entrance marks the high water levels of some major storms to hit the island.
hurricane Ike is at the top at over
8 feet high..
Galveston is a beautiful, battered but resolute town.
It would be beautiful 200 miles inland, but it's the constant reminders of storms past and future, that give it such character. -photo by @g_griffin_photo @ilovetexasphoto #iltp #galveston #hurricaneparty #survivor #1900storm #ike
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Mayfair I Love Texas Photo
ilovetexasphoto The Grand 1894 Opera House.
built in 1894 for &100,000..
-photo by @g_griffin_photo @ilovetexasphoto #iltp #galveston #lookup #survivor #greatertuna #1900storm
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  •   eneves831 Finally! Someone does Galveston! This is wonderful. Grew up performing in ballet recitals there. 12mon
  •   bamitskam That place is awesome. 12mon

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degrees_north_images The old Galveston News Building. Just hanging out on the island with the fam today! 1y

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wifeofjroc Today's #MayPhotoChallenge was about paths, and I thought what better path to post than the incredible journey my little island has taken since the #1900Storm :) #Galveston (Pic shamelessly stolen from PBS.org.) 2y

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Sierra Sherry B.
sherrycb Galveston Island iconic statue -- tribute to 1900 storm victims. #statue #galvestonisland. #1900storm #hurricane #instamuse #projectlife365 2y

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Normal Mary Walker
marymacktx Looking for something different to do next #weekend? #DashBeardsley's #GhostToursofGalveston 3y

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Normal Mary Walker
marymacktx Most of the bodies from the 1900 Storm were not buried, so this is a pretty rare sight. 3y

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marymacktx Tonight! Every Night! 7 days a week! You can catch #DashBeardsley's #Original #GhosttourofGalveston @7:30 / 6:30 Sundays on the steps of the #railroadmuseum - Shearn Moody Plaza. We'll be expecting you.... 3y

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