From the Forshey Collection of Galveston Postcards
From the Forshey Collection of Galveston Postcards

Then and Now: The Galvez Hotel

Built as a symbol of Galveston Island's physical and financial recovery from the Great Storm of 1900, the Hotel Galvez, with its prime beach-front location, quickly became known as the Queen of the Gulf. Building was completed in 1911. A century later, the hotel is still a landmark on the island. Owners George Mitchell and the Mitchell family have poured $11 million in renovations for the hotel's 100th anniversary. We thought you'd like to see a few then and now shots of the Hotel Galvez, the only historic beachfront hotel in Texas.

The Hotel Galvez will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a two-day family festival, June 10 and June 11. Live music, food, games, rededication ceremonies, give-aways, tours of the hotel, and a seaside fireworks show are all on the agenda. For information, visit www.hotelgalvez100.com. Free.

The Galvez Hotel, 1911
The Galvez Hotel, 1911
The Hotel Galvez, 2011
The Hotel Galvez, 2011
The Hotel Galvez Lobby, 1911
The Hotel Galvez Lobby, 1911
The Galvez Hotel Lobby, 2011
The Galvez Hotel Lobby, 2011
The Galvez Hotel Loggia,1911
The Galvez Hotel Loggia,1911
The Galvez Hotel Loggia, 2011
The Galvez Hotel Loggia, 2011
The Hotel Galvez Dining Hall,1911
The Hotel Galvez Dining Hall,1911
The Hotel Galvez Dining Room,2011
The Hotel Galvez Dining Room,2011
The Hotel Galvez Music Hall, 1911
The Hotel Galvez Music Hall, 1911
The Hotel Galvez Music Hall, 2011
The Hotel Galvez Music Hall, 2011
Hotel Galvez Guest Room, 1911
Hotel Galvez Guest Room, 1911
Hotel Galvez Guest Room, 2011
Hotel Galvez Guest Room, 2011

And one more ...

The View of the Hotel Galvez from the Galveston Seawall, 1911
The View of the Hotel Galvez from the Galveston Seawall, 1911

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