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Building on Fire, Galveston, Texas

Description: Photograph of a large building on fire and crumbling after a large storm in Galveston, Texas. The back half of the building is gone and the roof in the center of the frame is falling. There are piles of debris surrounding the building. Two men with fire hoses are spraying the building. In the foreground are train or trolley tracks and a truck bed.
Date: 1915

City of Galveston, Texas.

Description: Map shows late nineteenth century wards, street names, buildings, parks, churches, businesses, cemeteries, railroads, block numbers, lot numbers, and ownership in Galveston, Texas. Scale [1:21,600].
Date: [1869..1889]

Coast chart no. 204 : Galveston Bay, Texas.

Description: Map shows coastline and navigational details for Galveston Bay and vicinity. Includes notes and tables on lights, buoys, tides, soundings, and weather signal stations. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Depths shown by soundings and gradient tints. Scale [1:80,000].
Date: 1890
Creator: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

County map of the State of Texas: Showing also portions of the Adjoining States and Territories

Description: This map shows the state of Texas, portions of New Mexico and Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma), and the surrounding areas. The visible counties of Texas, New Mexico, and "Indian Territory" are marked with dotted lines, labeled, and shaded in various colors. Cities, bodies of water, and geographic features are also marked (with relief shown by hachures). Additionally, the map shows the western expansion of the Texas & Pacific Railroad from Eastland County to El Paso, the Galveston-Harrisburg & San Antonio Railroad from San Antonio to El Paso, and, the southward expansion of the International Railroad from San Antonio to Laredo. An inset in the lower left corner shows a "Plan of Galveston and Vicinity." Scale [ca. 1:3,250,000] (W 109°--W 92°/N 36°--N 27°) Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington.
Date: 1881
Creator: Gamble, W. H. (William H.)

Galveston Bay, Texas.

Description: Map shows early twentieth century Galveston Bay, Texas railroads, shipping channels, bays, and lakes. Includes sections on authorities, tides, lights, life saving stations, storm warning displays, time ball, and soundings. Scale [ca. 1:80,000].
Date: 1905
Creator: Riché, C. S.

Galveston Co.

Description: Map shows land patents, block and tract numbers, landowners, towns, and railroads; portions of adjacent counties where property boundaries extend beyond county limits. Scale not given.
Date: 1891
Creator: [Texas]. General Land Office.

Galveston Entrance Texas.

Description: Map shows northeast end of Galveston Island, Pelican Island, and Bolivar Point. Streets, railroads, and a few buildings are indicated. Notes on soundings, light houses, light vessels, tides, buoys, and weather signals are provided. Depths shown by soundings. Scale [1:40,000].
Date: 1893
Creator: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

Galveston Entrance, Texas.

Description: Map shows northeast end of Galveston Island, the city of Galveston, Pelican Island, and Bolivar Point; streets, railroads, shipping channels, jetties, and buoys. Includes notes on tides, storm warnings, abbreviations, authorities, heights, and navigation notes. Scale [1:40,000].
Date: 1915
Creator: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.

Galveston Entrance, Texas

Description: This map is a nautical chart showing the topography and hydrography of the area in Texas around the Galveston Entrance. The physical features are shaded and include the aerial layout of Galveston and nearby areas (relief shown by soundings). Depths are marked with shading (rendered in a dot pattern) and numbers in feet. According to text at the bottom of the page (lower left corner), the various measurements to create the map were made between 1848 and 1852; the text also gives specific latitude and longitude of the area in the map and the locations of "Episcopal Church" and "Market House" in Galveston, Texas. Additional text along the right side of the map is labeled "Sailing Directions," "Note," "Tides," and "Remarks"; the text gives explanatory details regarding the markings and measurements on the map. Scale 1:40,000.
Date: 1853
Creator: United States Coast Survey

Galveston Harbor, Texas

Description: Map shows Galveston, Texas street grid, Bolivar Point railroad line, existing and proposed jetties, and Galveston Bay entrance. Depths shown by isolines. Includes key to map.
Date: 1893
Creator: Hartrick, E. M.

Galveston, Texas After Storm in 1915

Description: Photograph of Galveston, Texas after a storm. In the foreground on the right is a large pile of debris, mostly wooden beams. On the left side of the frame is a man walking beside a building with a covered sidewalk. On the awning it reads, "Cafe Hotel, Seawall Cafe". Further down the sidewalk are more buildings and a few people on the wet sidewalk. On the right side in the background are parked cars.
Date: 1915

Galveston Texas, Galveston Co.

Description: Map shows street names, block numbers [in red ink, corrected in pencil], channels, and beacons; vectors in red and black ink with additional lines and notes in pencil. Appears to be engineering plan for placement of a jetty or roadway. Scale [ca. 1:3600].
Date: [1869..1889]

Johnson's new map of the state of Texas.

Description: Map shows counties, roads, railroads, counties major cities and towns, military posts, areas of Native American habitation, and notable physical features. Insets: "Plan of Sabine Lake," "Plan of the northern part of Texas," and "Plan of Galveston Bay from the U.S. Coast Survey." Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings on inset. Scale [ca. 1:2,317,000].
Date: [1858..1860]
Creator: Johnson, A. J. (Alvin Jewett), 1827-1884

Johnson's Texas.

Description: Map shows mid-nineteenth century Texas counties, roads, cities and towns, railroads, and areas of Native American habitation. Insets: Plan of Galveston Bay and vicinity--Northern part of Texas. Relief shown by hachures, range of altitude in notes. Scale [ca. 1:2,500,000].
Date: 1866
Creator: Johnson, A. J. (Alvin Jewett), 1827-1884.

Map of the State of Texas from the Latest Authorities

Description: This map shows the state of Texas and surrounding areas. Counties are shaded using various colors and labeled. Cities, roads, bodies of water, and geographic features are marked (with relief shown by hachures). Additionally, the map is annotated with notes about the locations of Indian tribes, railroads, and wild herds as well as population and other statistics from the 1850 census. Scale 1:3,400,000. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington. The northern, panhandle section of Texas is separated from the rest of the state and shown in an inset (upper left corner) titled "Northern Texas on the same scale as the larger Map." Additionally, an inset in the lower left corner is a "Map of the Vicinity of Galveston" (with Scale 1: 600,000).
Date: 1855
Creator: Young, J. H. (James Hamilton) & Hazzard, J. L.

Map of the State of Texas from the Latest Authorities

Description: This map shows the state of Texas and surrounding areas. Counties are shaded using various colors and labeled. Cities, roads, bodies of water, and geographic features are marked (with relief shown by hachures). Additionally, the map is annotated with notes about the locations of Indian tribes, railroads, and wild herds as well as population and other statistics from the 1850 census. Scale 1:3,400,000. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington. The northern, panhandle section of Texas is separated from the rest of the state and shown in an inset (upper left corner) titled "Northern Texas on the same scale as the larger Map." Additionally, an inset in the lower left corner is a "Map of the Vicinity of Galveston" (with Scale 1: 600,000).
Date: 1852
Creator: Young, J. H. (James Hamilton) & Hazzard, J. L.

Plan of the city of Galveston showing proposed sea wall and raising of grade.

Description: Map shows early twentieth century street names and layout of the city of Galveston, Texas and the location of a proposed sea wall. Includes diagram of a cross section of the proposed sea wall, text describing the flooding history of Galveston Island, and estimated cost of the project. Insets: "Cross Section of Proposed Sea Wall," "10th Street," "25th Street," and "39th Street." Relief shown through diagrams. Scale [ca. 1:18,000].
Date: 1902
Creator: Clarke & Courts.