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Galveston History Vignettes Back in the Day: Galveston in 1911

During the month of September 2011, Hotel Galvez featured the Galveston and Texas History Center’s PowerPoint presentation, Back in the Day: Galveston in 1911, as part of the Galvez’s centennial commemoration. Back in the Day shows key Galveston businesses, buildings, and highlights in 1911 through photographs, color postcards, and business advertisements from the Rosenberg Library’s archival collection.

Hotel Galvez postcard ca. 1911
Hotel Galvez, a defining feature of the eastern part of the Seawall for the past century. The hotel opened June 12, 1911.

Related Links:

The Hotel Galvez
Hotel Galvez at galveston.com
Hotel Galvez (Wikipedia)


The Galveston-Houston interurban streetcar postcard ca. 1911
The Galveston-Houston interurban streetcar began service December 5, 1911. It lasted until 1936, when it was replaced by buses.

Related Links:

Galveston-Houston Electric Railway - The Interurban (Wikipedia)
Galveston Railroad Museum
The Handbook of Texas Online - Electric Interurban Railways