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 County: Galveston County, TX
 Collection: Photographing Texas
Confederate Memorial, Galveston County

Confederate Memorial, Galveston County

Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of Galveston County Confederate Memorial outside the Galveston County Courthouse. It is a statue of a man carrying a rolled up flag on his shoulder. There is a seagull perched at the top of the statue.
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Eaton Memorial Chapel, Galveston

Eaton Memorial Chapel, Galveston

Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of the Eaton Memorial Chapel in Galveston. It is made of stone with many windows set into the front facade of the building.
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Eaton Memorial Chapel, Galveston

Eaton Memorial Chapel, Galveston

Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of the Eaton Memorial Chapel in Galveston. There are palm trees growing in front of the chapel, and cars parked at the curb.
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Eaton Memorial Chapel, Galveston, window detail

Eaton Memorial Chapel, Galveston, window detail

Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a detail of a window at the Eaton Memorial Chapel in Galveston.
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Galveston-Bolivar Ferryboat, a ride on the Ray Stoker Jr.

Galveston-Bolivar Ferryboat, a ride on the Ray Stoker Jr.

Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a ride on the Ray Stoker Jr., a Galveston-Bolivar Ferryboat.
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Galveston-Bolivar Ferryboat, Ray Stoker Jr.

Galveston-Bolivar Ferryboat, Ray Stoker Jr.

Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a Galveston-Bolivar Ferryboat, the Ray Stoker Jr., unloading in Galveston.
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Galveston County Courthouse

Galveston County Courthouse

Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of the Galveston County Courthouse. There is a statue of a Confederate soldier in front of the courthouse, and there are palm trees lining the sidewalk to the entrance.
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Historic Plaque, Eaton Memorial Chapel

Historic Plaque, Eaton Memorial Chapel

Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a historic marker in Galveston, Texas. It reads: "Eaton Memorial Chapel. Designed by noted architect Nicholas Clayton. Gothic Revival Style. Dedicated as memorial in 1882 to the Rev. Benjamin Eaton, founding Rector, 1841-71. Half of the funds provided by the Ladies' Parochial Society; half by financier Henry Rosenberg. After city-wide fire (1885), chapel was used by St. Paul's German Presbyterian Church. Center of parish life 1900-01 and 1925-27 during church repair. Renovated in 1946 and 1966. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1970."
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Historic Plaque, Rabbi Henry Cohen (1863-1952)

Historic Plaque, Rabbi Henry Cohen (1863-1952)

Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Galveston, Texas. It reads: "Rabbi Henry Cohen (1863-1952). Called the "First Citizen of Texas" by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, Rabbi Henry Cohen, an internationally known humanitarian, was born in London, England. He came to Galveston in 1888 as spiritual leader of Congregation B'Nai Israel and served for 64 years until his death. In 1889 he married Mollie Levy (1862-1951) and they had two children. After the disastrous storm of 1900, Texas Governor Joseph D. Sayers appointed Rabbi Cohen to head the Central Relief Committee. From 1907 until World War I he helped shiploads of immigrants become settled in cities around the country. During World War I he was instrumental in influencing congress to provide Jewish Naval Chaplains. Appointed to the Texas Prison Board by Governor Dan Moody, Rabbi Cohen introduced measures for more humane treatment of prisoners. He assisted New York slum residents in Galveston today. When Rabbi Cohen died, the Commissioners Court of Galveston County called him one of the country's greatest humanitarians and spiritual leaders. (1980)"
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Historic Plaque, The Original Galveston Seawall

Historic Plaque, The Original Galveston Seawall

Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Galveston, Texas. It reads: "The Original Galveston Seawall. On Sept. 8, 1900 a devastating hurricane and tidal wave destroyed much of Galveston and left 6,000 persons dead. After the tragedy, the city appointed a board of three engineers, Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Henry M. Robert (1837-1923), author of "Robert's Rules of Order", Alfred Noble, and H. C. Ripley, to devise protection from future storms. Work on their proposal, to be financed jointly by city, county, and state governments, was started in 1902. To prevent flood damage, buildings were jacked up and the surface of the entire city upgraded, increasing the elevation to a maximum of 12 feet above sea level. As a shield against high waves, a solid concrete wall was built along the Gulf shore of the island. The original section of the seawall, begun in Oct. 1902, stretched 3.3 miles. Founded on wooden pilings, the 17-foot high barrier was backed by a sand embankment and protected in front by stone riprap. The Gulf side of the wall curved outward to prevent water from washing over the top. Finished in July 1904, the seawall proved its value in 1915, when a hurricane more severe ...
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