Galveston’s Opera House

I poke fun at Texans for a variety of reasons. Its OK though, they poke back and in the end, they DSCN2285know who they are and they aren’t afraid of a little criticism, particularly since verbal sparring in Texas is more a form of entertainment.

Like all mature people, we acknowledge the positives and negatives in our philosophies. One thing I like about Texans is the connection they feel to their history; they go to great lengths to preserve that history. Case in point, the Galveston Opera House, built in the late 1800’s, severely damaged 3 times by some of the state’s worst hurricanes, neglected for decades due to regional economic fallout,  but rebuilt by the donations of Texans who refused to let it decay. Good on them.

While the architecture is nice and the physical preservation is admirable, that the opera house is still standing and in operation says something noteworthy about the people.

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2 thoughts on “Galveston’s Opera House

  1. Stephen Hadley

    Hi there,

    I’m designing/developing a website for the Miss Galveston pageant, which will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at The Grand 1894 Opera House here in Galveston. I’m looking for a decent photo of the inside of the opera house and saw your photo in the Google image search results and loved it.

    Would you be amenable to us including that (with credit and link back to your blog, of course) on the tickets where the venue is discussed. The URL for the site is http://www.missgalveston.org if you’d like to check it out.

    Also, if you are OK with us using the photo on the site, who should I credit for the photo?

    Thanks,

    Stephen Hadley
    Hadley Communications & Design
    Galveston, Texas

    Reply

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