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This plaque identifies our house as one that survived the storm of September 8, 1900. "Oh , everything is a total wreck, people, houses, cattle, all gone, all my uncles and wives are drowned and all my friends are lost forevermore, we have no food or money. Galveston is no more." From a letter written September 12, 1900.
The hurricane killed close to 10,000 people and remains the country's worst natural disaster in terms of lives lost. #1900storm

Survivors of the storm that hit Galveston Island in 1900. Doors! #1900storm #gulfofmexico #galveston #galvestontexas #galvestonhistory

#1900storm #texasrevolution nice work camera crew! can almost see the band! #HoustonTexas #MemorialHighSchool Reata 1970 yearbook

I can't express the emotions of today! maybe it was the vibes from this 1859 estate, or the souls that still hold on so tightly to the life they once had.. either way, I graciously thank them for allowing me to occupy their sacred spaces for a moment to go back in time.. 😍😍 #ashtonvillagalveston #glavestontexas #historichomes #texashistory #1900storm #texasweddingphotographer #texasweddingvenues #theknot #junebugweddings #travelphotographers #californiaweddings #weddingwire #weddingstories #emotionalphotography #bridals #bridalphoto #bridalphotography

The Great Storm, Sept. 8, 1900. Taken from the Bishop's Palace, the original Sacred Heart Church can be see. Follow us on Facebook for additional information about the Great Storm and this photo! #galveston #galvestonhistory #greatstorm #1900storm #oldphoto #bishopspalace

This Day in HISTORY—September 8, 1900:
Mother Nature's fury leaves another indelible mark on #history 116 years ago today. A #hurricane packing winds in excess of 130 miles per hour and a 15-foot storm surge slams into #Galveston , #Texas , devastating the island. About 8,000 people are killed, making it the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history up to that time.
More #September8 history and #popculture highlights at www.time-rewind.com.

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I have been searching online, forever it seems, for a photo of the construction of the original pre-1900 St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Galveston. There is only one photo I could find of the Nicholas Clayton masterpiece, and it was of the completed church not long before it was destroyed by the 1900 Storm. Then, of all places, I found this construction photo hanging in the lobby of Gaido's restaurant last night! I am in awe! 😀❤ #galveston #galvestontx #galvestontexas #galvestonrocks #galvestonisland #galvestonhistoricalfoundation BG #galvestonhistory #historicalarchitecture #nicholasclayton #1900storm #19century #church #churches #architecture #texashistory #history

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I took this shot this morning silhouetting the sculpture memorializing the 6 to 8 thousand islanders killed in the 1900 Storm that devastated Galveston. #galveston #galvestontx #galvestontexas #galvestonrocks #galvestonisland #galvestonseawall #1900storm #1900stormmemorial #galvestonbeach #silhouette #silhouettes #inspiretexasnow #texasfever #tourtexas #sculpture sculptures memorial risingsun coolshot coolpic coolphoto
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I can't express the emotions of today! maybe it was the vibes from this 1859 estate, or the souls that still hold on so tightly to the life they once had.. either way, I graciously thank them for allowing me to occupy their sacred spaces for a moment to go back in time.. 😍😍 #ashtonvillagalveston #glavestontexas #historichomes #texashistory #1900storm #texasweddingphotographer #texasweddingvenues #theknot #junebugweddings #travelphotographers #californiaweddings #weddingwire #weddingstories #emotionalphotography #bridals #bridalphoto #bridalphotography

#1900storm #texasrevolution nice work camera crew! can almost see the band! #HoustonTexas #MemorialHighSchool Reata 1970 yearbook

Survivors of the storm that hit Galveston Island in 1900. Doors! #1900storm #gulfofmexico #galveston #galvestontexas #galvestonhistory

Down in Galveston today, inspecting a historical home. Such an awesome feeling being in a place knowing so many memories have happened.
#galveston #1900storm

Repost for the 1900 Storm and the anniversary of its recovery, which with a death toll of 6000+, was not pleasant. Today would have been dedicated to gathering bodies, attempting to dispose of them in the Gulf Coast, later resulting in their bloated return some days later.
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September 8, 1900.
116 years ago today a disastrous hurricane befell upon the city of Galveston, which it never fully recovered from. With winds estimated in excess of 120 miles per hour struck the city around noon. By late afternoon, severe flooding and airborne debris made the streets impassible. After 6:30 pm, a tidal surge cresting between four and six feet above flood level rolled across the island from the Gulf shore, burying parts of the city under as much as fifteen feet of water. Waves and wind swept debris and whole buildings into other buildings, crushing them under the force of the impact. Six thousand people at minimum were killed and property losses were estimated at $20 million. But the determination of the survivors of the Storm of 1900 to rebuild the shattered city initially was expressed in a pair of titanic engineering projects: the construction of the Galveston Seawall and the raising of the city's grade level. Which these astounding engineering feats, wonders of the world are greatly unknown and underestimated by people today.
The picture above is the Letitia Rosenberg Home for Aged Women, 1804 Rosenberg Avenue (25th Street) Galveston, Texas.
Built 1895, Alfred Muller, Architect. Although this image of the building is after the storm of 1900, altered by an unknown architect and losing its original "16th century Renaissance" look; its impressive to know it survived the storm while once occupied adjacent property's were left bare.

This Day in HISTORY—September 8, 1900:
Mother Nature's fury leaves another indelible mark on #history 116 years ago today. A #hurricane packing winds in excess of 130 miles per hour and a 15-foot storm surge slams into #Galveston , #Texas , devastating the island. About 8,000 people are killed, making it the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history up to that time.
More #September8 history and #popculture highlights at www.time-rewind.com.

#TheGreatHurricane #1900Storm #TX #naturaldisaster #weather #onthisday #OTD #TimeRewind

A natural disaster unlike any other batters a #GulfCoast city, and the crew of the #StarshipEnterprise sets out on a five-year mission that still captivates #scifi fans five decades later. I've got your #ThrowbackThursday edition of "Time Rewind," looking back at the events of #September8 , at www.time-rewind.com. @timerewind
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The Greek Revival Menard House, 1838, was the home of Galveston's founder, Michel Menard. It has survived a good many hurricanes, the last being Ike in 2008. #galvestonarchitecture #1900storm .

#TBT- 1900 Storm Damage, 2100 Block of Postoffice, looking east.

By the end of the nineteenth century, Galveston thrived as a sophisticated community with the deep-water harbor and port as the leading exporter of a number of commodities, especially cotton. This booming economy funded fanciful, elaborate architecture, grand social events, and the most up-to-date conveniences available.

Yet for all its advantages, the island city remained extremely vulnerable to the ocean waters. Despite the obvious danger, Galvestonians had grown complacent. The rising tides, known locally as "overflows ," provided excitement rather than fear. The morning of September 8th dawned with little fanfare. Families went about their daily business, paying little attention to the heavy rains falling across the city. By early afternoon the tide rose rapidly and the wind increased at an alarming rate. By mid-afternoon, much of the city was under water. From the early evening until midnight, the city of Galveston bore the brunt of the storm, still our nation’s worst natural disaster to date.

Survivors awoke the next morning to catastrophic damage. Almost every family touched by the loss of a loved one or friend- at least 6,000 people perished from a pre-storm population of 37,700. The financial losses estimated at a staggering $30,000,000 ($861 million 2015 USD). In the days following the storm, Galvestonians began the formidable task of cleaning up and rebuilding their city. They built a 17-foot seawall to protect from future storm surges. And as a further precaution, they raised the level of the city behind the new seawall to protect from flooding.

Today, as the anniversary of the Great Storm approaches, let us not only pause to remember the victims, but to celebrate the resiliency of the island community. This seldom seen photograph taken after the storm from the middle of the 2100 block of Postoffice looks east, capturing the magnitude of the disaster.
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September 8th is around the corner... thousands of people perished during a hurricane in Galveston. #1900storm #memorial #galvestonisland #thegreatstormofthecentury #lostlivesforever

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