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Seawall marker, Galveston

Description: United States. Extension of Sea Wall, from 39th to 53rd. Sts., constructed under the direction of Captain Edgar Jadwin, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. Nov. 1904 - Sep 1905.
Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Seawall marker, Galveston

Description: Galveston Sea Wall. Constructed under the following County officials. Judge Lewis Fisher, Clerk George H. Law Jr., Commissioners: J. M. D. Menard, R. W. Wolston, D. B. Henderson, T. J. Dick. J. T. Wheeler, Co. Atty. J. W. Campbell, Co. Judge, 1901-2.
Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Seawall marker, Galveston

Description: Sea Wall Grade Raising started De. 12th 1903, finished Feb. 16th 1911. Sea Wall Boulevard and sidewalk started Feb. 19th 1906, finished Feb. 26th 1912. County Judge George E. Mann; County Commissioners: Alex Gomez, First Precinct; Fred C. Pabst, Second Precinct; R. W. Wolston, Third Precinct; H. A. Deats, Fourth Precinct; County Clerk, George F. Burgess; County Auditor, John M. Murch; County Engineer, R. M. Sias; Asst. County Engineer, C. A. Holt.
Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Seawall marker, Galveston

Description: Sea Wall and grade elevation designed by Gen'l. H. M. Robert, Alfred Noble, H. C. Ripley, engineers.
Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Seawall marker, Galveston

Description: Galveston Sea Wall Construction, commenced Oct. 27th 1902, completed July 30th, 1904. George W. Boschke, Engineer; John M. O'Rourke, George N. Steinmetz, contractors.
Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Seawall Boulevard]

Description: Photograph of the words on the side of a marker on Seawall Boulevard in Galveston, Texas. A seafood restaurant is partially visible to the right, and there are cars on a road to the left.
Date: unknown
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Hotel Galvez, Galveston

Description: Photograph of Hotel Galvez in Galveston, Texas. It is a tall white building with a red tiled roof. Palm trees line the the street in front of the hotel, and cars drive past in the foreground.
Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Historic Plaque, The Original Galveston Seawall

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 than the storm 15 years earlier did far less damage. Since then, the wall has been periodically lengthened. Freed from the threat of further destruction, Galveston has grown into a modern and prosperous city. (1975)"
Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Hotel Galvez, Galveston

Description: Photograph of Hotel Galvez in Galveston, Texas. It is a tall white building with a red roof. Palm trees decorate the grounds.
Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Galveston County Courthouse

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.
Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Historic Plaque, Rabbi Henry Cohen (1863-1952)

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)"
Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Historic Plaque, the Right Reverend Monsignor James Martin Kirwin

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Galveston, Texas. It reads: "The Right Reverend Monsignor James Martin Kirwin (July 1, 1872 - January 24, 1926). A native of Circleville, Ohio, young Catholic priest James Martin Kirwin arrived in Galveston in 1896. He was soon appointed Vicar General of the Diocese of Galveston by Bishop Nicholas A. Gallagher. As Rector of St. Mary's Cathedral, Father Kirwin's work as a civic and religious leader was felt throughout the city. In 1900, following the disastrous Galveston storm, Kirwin was instrumental in forming the Committee for Public Safety, which provided oversight for relief efforts and control of the devastated city. Together with his friend Rabbi Henry Cohen, Father Kirwin was a leading force in rebuilding Galveston. He helped lay the cornerstone of the Galveston Seawall in 1902 and participated in ceremonies marking its completion two years later. Kirwin was also instrumental in settling labor disputes on Galveston's docks and in forming the Galveston Home Protective League, and organization whose purpose was to remove saloons from residential neighborhoods. He led in the fight against the local Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. When Monsignor Kirwin died in 1926, the whole city mourned one of its most respected citizens. His body was returned to his hometown for burial. (1989)"
Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Confederate Memorial, Galveston County

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.
Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Historic Plaque, Eaton Memorial Chapel

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."
Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Eaton Memorial Chapel, Galveston

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.
Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Eaton Memorial Chapel, Galveston

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.
Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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[Battery Kimble at Fort Travis]

Description: Photograph of the back side of Battery Kimble at Fort Travis on the Bolivar Peninsula of Texas. This bunker is constructed of reinforced concrete and burrowed into a hill. Battery Kimble was constructed in 1925 and is the largest battery at Fort Travis. It has two concrete pads for large guns, a magazine for ammunition, a commanders station, and barracks.
Date: July 29, 2006
Creator: Howington, Ann
Item Type: Photograph
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[Stairway at Battery Kimble]

Description: Photograph of large metal doors and a stairway leading to the top side of Battery Kimble at Fort Travis on the Bolivar Peninsula in Texas. This bunker is constructed of reinforced concrete and burrowed into a hill. Battery Kimble was constructed in 1925 and is the largest battery at Fort Travis. Battery Kimble has two concrete pads for large guns, a magazine for ammunition, a commanders station, and barracks.
Date: July 29, 2006
Creator: Howington, Ann
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries