Galveston Historic Overnights: Levy’s Electric House
Historic Overnights: Galveston Island
About this Project
Playground of the Southwest
After the storm
Historic Galveston on Film
The Worst Natural Disaster in U.S. History
Winds reached more than 120 mph, with a storm surge of almost 16 feet, reducing 3,600 structures to rubble. In the neighborhoods closest to the beach, entire blocks were swept clean.
The Busiest Port Along the Texas Coast
By 1880, Texas was home to the largest foreign-born population of any Deep South state. Most came through the Port of Galveston. By 1910, 27 percent of Galveston's population was foreign-born.
A City of Firsts and Stories of Juneteenth
On June 19, 1865, two months after the Civil War, General Order No. 3 was read aloud at sites throughout Galveston, declaring that all enslaved people were free.