Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Galveston. Architect Nicholas Clayton designed the French Romanesque building which was situated at 13th and Broadway, facing south. It is modeled after the Great Synagogue in Toledo, Spain. The original building was destroyed by a storm on September 8, 1900, a storm that became the worst natural disaster to ever strike the United States. The destruction was complete except for two stained glass windows, the Mass bell, the statue of the Sacred Heart and the…
Close up to entrance of Ursuline Convent 1894 The main Victorian Gothic building, constructed by Nicholas J. Clayton along with the convent in the mid-1890s, sheltered more than 1,000 refugees during the Galveston hurricane of 1900. Hurricane Carla damaged both the academy and convent in 1961, and the buildings were subsequently demolished. The campus chapel, redesigned by Clayton, stood from 1871 to 1961, while the convent remained from 1854 to 1973.
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Galveston Island photography by Vadim Troshkin. Various print sizes available for purchase online by clicking image.
[The view from Galveston after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
The University of North Texas Libraries’ Portal to Texas History program is a digital gateway that works with 70 collaborative partners to provide access to historical materials across the state. The Moore Memorial Public Library in Texas City contributed more than 300 photos of the Texas City Disaster (above), the worst industrial accident in U.S. history, which took place April 16, 1947.
Then-and-Now Photos of the Devastation and Recovery After Hurricane Ike
In 2008, Hurricane Ike ripped through Texas leaving massive flooding and what turned out to be about $19.3 billion in damage. In Houston, the task of