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Silk Stocking Historical District

Summary
Historical homes

 
Galveston Historical Districts map
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Description
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Silk Stocking Historical District in Galveston was originally developed in the early 1870s as a mix of single-family houses, a small corner store, large vacant blocks and industrial sites. Until the 1890s, the core of the Silk Stocking District was occupied by the Texas Cotton Press. After the Texas Press went bankrupt and was demolished, the area was subdivided and the lots sold at auction in 1898. It is now one of the most intact residential areas in the city from the late 19th and early 20th century. Source: City of Galveston