About the District
The East End Historical District is
comprised of over 50 city blocks bounded on the south by Broadway, the
east by 10th Street, the north by Mechanic Avenue and the west by 19th
Street. The District has been placed on the National Register of
Historic Places in 1976 and has been designated a National Historic
Take a few minutes to walk the tree
lined streets of the District and experience the charms of Galveston's
"Gilded Age" of charm. Hear the clip-clop of a horse drawn carriage and
note the architectural details of the fine homes...a towering pillar,
shadowed silhouettes of ornate carvings, a splash of stained glass in a
window, welcoming porches or a bit of wrought iron fencing.
The architecture of the East End
Historical District reflects a variety of styles and periods, the
earliest being examples of Greek Revival style built during the 1850's.
Early residents represented an economic and social cross-section of the
community, also expressed in the dwellings which range from small,
simple cottages to large, elaborate houses.
Its rugged old homes, having withstood
the test of time and the elements, now respond miraculously to the face
lifting efforts of the carpenter and painter. In just a few years this
area has turned from a progressively bleak pattern of decay into a
thriving, livable neighborhood enjoying increased property values and
desirability. Besides its lovely homes, the area offers other
advantages for it's resident...a cultural and ethnic mix that enriches
the quality of life, several fine schools to serve the young residents
as well as close proximity to Galveston's business district, University
of Texas Medical Branch, and the Historic Strand District.