Details for Hotel Galvez (Atlas Number 5167007494)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167007494


Marker Number 7494
Atlas Number 5167007494
Marker Title Hotel Galvez
Index Entry Hotel Galvez
Address 2024 Seawall
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 326488
UTM Northing 3241724
Subject Codes inns, hotels, motels; sports topics
Marker Year 1980
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 2100 block Seawall Blvd.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built at a cost of $1,000,000, this hotel was financed by local businessmen and public subscribers to help the economy of Galveston following the 1900 hurricane. Completed in 1911, it was designed by the St. Louis firm of Mauran and Russell. The Spanish Colonial revival styling included a red tile roof and white stuccoed brick walls. The hotel and city are named in honor of Count Bernado de Galvez (1746-86), Spanish Governor of Louisiana and Viceroy of Mexico. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980