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Historic Downtown Strand District

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Published 08/07/2014

Fodor's Review

This shopping area is defined by the architecture of its 19th- and early-20th-century buildings, many of which survived the storm of 1900 and are on the National Register of Historic Places. When Galveston was still a powerful port city—before the Houston Ship Channel was dug, diverting most boat traffic inland—this stretch, formerly the site of stores, offices, and warehouses, was known as the Wall Street of the South. As you stroll up the Strand, you'll pass dozens of shops and cafés.

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Between Strand and Postoffice St., 25th and 19th Sts., Galveston, Texas, 77550, United States

Published 08/07/2014


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