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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]
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

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
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

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.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Heller's Galveston Directory, 1880-1881

Description: General directory for Galveston, Texas includes address listings for businesses and individuals as well as advertisements from local businesses. According to the title page, it contains "the address of all white persons, in and out of the city limits, with a classified business directory, post offices and counties in this state, money-order offices, &c."
Date: 1880
Creator: Heller, John H.
Partner: Rosenberg Library

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.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

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.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

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.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Preliminary sketch of Galveston Bay, Texas.

Description: Map shows the coastal geography of mid-nineteenth century Galveston Bay, Texas. Includes sailing directions. Insets: "Clopper's Bar" and "Red Fish Bar." Depths shown by soundings. Scale: [1:200,000].
Date: 1852
Creator: United States Coast Survey
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library