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Old Posted Sep 17, 2008, 5:59 AM
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Great stuff! I hope the city is able to bounce back quickly. Man it couldn't get more of a direct hit than it did with Ike. Fortunately it was a category 2 rather than a 4 or 5, but nevertheless I am sorry to hear that many lost all they had.
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I don't think there's much left of Kemah at this point.

Glad to hear that the historic district in Galveston will survive. Unfortunately, a fair amount of Galveston is destroyed, including the Balinese Room built over the water (something like 70 years old). The Balinese Room hosted many big events and famous people (Sinatra, Bob Hope, etc.) many years ago. Can't believe it's gone.
No, unfortunately not. We're just now discovering one of the most difficult challenges in rebuilding Galveston... beach erosion. Early estimates are that the island has lost at least 35 percent of the beach due to Ike. Because of this, it's going to be tougher and tougher to even get building permits for anything below the Seawall. Most of the Historic district is several hundred yards inland.
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Nice job, great pics!!
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Reminds me a lot of Savannah.
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amazing pics.

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Eventhough your standard single family homes are here today, you just have to close your eyes and imagine what it would have looked like 110 years ago.
I don't follow. So those homes are replacing previous large commercial buildings or something?
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I don't follow. So those homes are replacing previous large commercial buildings or something?
yes, the storm of 1900 wiped out a lot of homes. a lot of nice wealthy homes. just like Ike wiped out a lot of foliage.

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Old Posted Oct 4, 2010, 4:45 AM
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I went to Galveston about a year ago, Ive lived in Houston most of my life but just rarely went downtown Galveston when Id go down to the coast. I was much more interested in birding and wildlife photography back then than cities. But anyways, Galvestons downtown is beautiful and tons of it remains unscathed by bulldozers and is very intact. Even the historic hoods around downtown are very well preserved. After Ike, the city looks much better than it did. Lots of the old homes got grants to help restore them and now look better than before the hurricane. Hopefully over Christmas I can get down there and make a thread.
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Old Posted Dec 12, 2010, 3:11 AM
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The Strand is home to seriously some of the best Victorian architecture in Texas. Theres nothing else like it in the state.
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