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Galveston Seawall

  • Address: Seawall Blvd
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1902/01/25 Henry Martyn Robert Engineer Engineers, Henry M Robert, Alfred Noble (President, ASCE 1903) and Henry Clay Ripley recommend protecting the city from flooding, by raising the city and constructing a 3 mile long, curved-faced concrete seawall rising 17 feet above mean low tide. Great Galveston Hurricane
1902/09/00 To protect Galveston's oceanfront against hurricanes and tropical storms, construction begins on the Galveston Seawall. Great Galveston Hurricane
1904/07/29 J M O'Rourke and Co Contractor J M O'Rourke and Company of Denver completed the original 17,593-foot long Galveston seawall.
1963/00/00 From 1904 to 1963, the Galveston seawall is extended both westward and eastward from 3.3 miles (5.3 km) to over 10 miles (16 km) long.

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Particulars for Galveston Seawall:
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Community Planning and Development
Area of Significance Conservation
Area of Significance Engineering
Criteria Historic Event
Owner Local
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government
Structure Use Protective Sea-wall
Historic Use Public works
Sight Category Structure

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 77001443
Resource Type:
Owner: Local
Architect: Robert,Gen. H.M.; ORourke,J.M., and Co.
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Protective Sea-wall
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Community Planning and Development, Conservation, Engineering, Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1902, 1904
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-Function: Public works
Current Function: Government
Current Sub-Function: Public works

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