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Galveston: The Gilded Age of the Golden Isle (1977)
Galveston and Texas History Center - Rosenberg Library
Sound |
 
1977 |
 Color 
| English
  • Map
  • Highlights
    The Karankawa people
    The Victorian Age
    Architecture
    Cotton industry
    The Civil War
    Architect Nicholas Clayton
    Filmmaker King Vidor
    Historic residential neighborhoods
    In 1991, Ellen Beasley curated an exhibit at Washington's National Building Museum focusing on Galveston's corner stores
    Galveston Garten Verein
    Built in 1880, the tiered dancing pavilion was the only structure in the Garten Verein Park to survive the Galveston Hurricane of 1900
    Galveston Hurricane of 1900
    Economic downturn
    Prohibition
    Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
    Restoration of the Strand
    Grand 1894 Opera House
    Five months before the documentary aired, Galveston voted to allow its shrimp boats to remain berthed at Pier 19.