BOOK UPDATES

Some wise person once noted that in life there's nothing constant but change. With that in mind, this website page will list new, ever-changing information as Galveston recovers from Hurricane Ike.
I will reference the page number from the book and address that needs "tweaking" before delivering the updated information.

Corrections to the Second Printing

Pg. 7 – The second 2115 Strand should be 2117 Strand. At the bottom of the page, 2117 Strand should be 2119 Strand.

Pg. 16 2300 Ship Mechanic's Row – Tremont House – When the Tremont House re-opened in June 2009, the upscale Merchant Prince restaurant was converted into a more casual Cafe, featuring lighter bites and Internet connections for guests.

Pg. 17 (top) 2309 - 17 Mechanic – Berlocher Row – After Hurricane Ike, the east-end theatre company took over the long-struggling Strand Theatre.

(bottom) 2202-10 Mechanic Ave – New windows have recently been added to display nautical antiques.

Pg. 27 – 1702 Postoffice: No longer a B&B (since 2013)

Pg. 29 1702 Winnie – The live oak has morphed into a tin woodsman to pay homage to King Vidor.

Pg. 49 – 1601 Ball: No longer a B&B (2013)

Pg. 51 – 1323 Ball: RE: Barbara Lenz Jacobs – see pg. 32 of driving guide, Beyond the Beaten Paths as this address should be 1323 CHURCH

Pg. 70 – 2618 Broadway: Hurricane Ike closed Ashton Villa as a House Museum but it can still be rented out for parties, weddings and meetings

Pg. 71 823 Rosenberg – The large fire hydrant and dalmation wood sculptures were the first carved on site after Hurricane Ike's damage to the two live oaks here.

Pgs. 92-93 Seawall Monument – On its eastern side, this Monument also marks the completion of the Grade Raising to this point in 1911.

Pg. 99 Welcome Back to Murdock's Pier and Gift Shop which has been re-built! It reopened during the Spring, 2010.

Pg. 100 – 2501 Seawall: Please Pier restored by Tilman Fertitta after Hurricane Ike; re-opened May, 2012

Pg. 116 5012 Sherman – Architect Charles L. Zweiner designed this home for his own family.

Pg. 127 #30 Cedar Lawn Circle – W. L. Moody III financed this house but the original builder is unknown.

Moody rented it to Frank and Helen Cox in 1934. Two years later he announced he would foreclose so they bought it.

Pg. 128 #18 Cedar Lawn Circle – The Braslau's house at #17 on the Circle was multi-level with a garage featuring the same brick and ceramic tile.

Pg. 129 #11 Cedar Lawn Circle – Architect Andrew Fraser was born in Scotland in 1883 but immigrated to the United States in 1915.

Pg. 133 – Please add #18 Cedar Lawn South: Built in 1936 for the J. W. Hapton family, this two-story Classical Revival has a sun porch above its entry. When Judge Edward J. Harris owned it, he had a new garage with an upstairs office constructed when he retired in 1994. Wife June nicknamed it "New Beginnings."

Pg. 134 #24 South Drive – This home is referred to as Fairchild's "Norman Cottage"

#40 South Drive – The Kelso home was designed by Galveston architect Charles L. Zweiner.

Pg. 144 2908 Ave O –The Ballinger Mills, Jr. home was designed by Cameron Fairchild.

Pg. 150 1605 33rd Street – The house also witnessed Galveston's first Mardi Gras Ball in 1853. Menard died in 1856.

Pg. 151 1121 33rd St. – Mrs. Sarah C. Hurtley

Pg. 162 – 1017 16th Street: at present, one of Galveston's newest Bed-&-Breakfasts (since 2013)

Pg. 170 – 1315 21st Street: This old Orphans' Home is being restored as a Texana Museum

A Special "Thanks and Thanks and Ever Thanks" to my O.L.L.I. class for their help with these changes!

Corrections to the First Printing

Page 25 – 1816 Postoffice is open again as a Bed and Breakfast – Welcome Back! However, the small shop, pictured on the next page, is no longer standing.

Page 79 - captioned beneath photo should read: 1400, 1406 Rosenberg.

Page 144 – 2908 Avenue O: Ballinger Mills who built the Georgian Villa in 1911 was actually the grandson of William P. and Holly Jack Ballinger.

Page 151 – 1103 33rd Street: Herman Marwitz bought the home in 1889 to give to his daughter as a wedding present.

Page 170 – 1302-04 21st Street was originally built as a corner grocery store, then served as apartments before the Ofmans bought it in 1956.

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