The Great Galveston Disaster, Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times Page: 132
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132 HURRIED TO A WATERY GRAVE.
few days bodies of several of the victims at the asylum have been
It appeared that when the sisters found the waters rising all
around the asylum their only thoughts were for their little charges.
They tied the children in bunches and then each sister fastened
to herself one of these groups of orphans, determined to save them
or die with them. Two of these groups have been found under
wreckage. In each case eight children had been fastened together
and then tied to a sister.
Galveston's school buildings, public and private, were unsurpassed
for solidity and architectural finish. An examination of the
public school buildings shows that scarcely one is fit for use.
Houses of worship suffered severely, although most of them
were quite substantial. St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Baptist
Church, Trinity Episcopal, the Fourth Presbyterian, St. Mary's
Cathedral, St. John's Methodist, the Seamen's Bethel and two
other churches on Broad Street, between Twenty-first and Tremont,
sustained either total destruction or such damages that they
must be rebuilt. Grace Episcopal Church, in the west end, which
was one of the many benefactions of the late Henry Rosenberg,
escaped with slight injury.
BUSINESS HOUSES SUFFER GREAT LOSS.
One of the most notable buildings of the city was that of the
Improvement Loan and Trust Company, at Post Office and Tre'
mont street. The damage sustained was not serious. The E. S.
Levy office building, on Market and Tremont streets, cost $I35,ooo.
It contained i50 offices, and was considered a marvel of the town.
This building withstood the storm and the occupants escaped by
staying in their offices.
The Marx and Blum Buildings, Twenty-fourth and Mechanic
streets, was one of the large commercial structures. It was occupied
in part by the Galveston Hat and Shoe Co. The damages to
the building and the stocks are placed now at $75,o0o. The
Clarke and Courts Building sustained a loss to building and stock
of $40,000. The Galveston Cotton and Woolen Mills suffered to
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