1878The original First National Bank of Galveston Building, designed by P M. Comegys for T. H. McMahan, Esquire, was three-story and erected in 1867 of pressed brick from Baltimore. The Strand front and all the door and window surroundings were of iron, including the cornice. The bank's vault was cast solid in Albany, New York, of chilled iron two inches thick. It was described at the time as being so massive that... "nothing short of a respectable earthquake could thunder it open." The present two-story building at this site was built after a fire in 1877 destroyed the original building and all others on this block. This present building is a near replica of the original, but diminished by one-story. Indeed, reports say that the cast-iron hood moulds and Strand street front of the original were salvaged and re-used.
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|Date Added||Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 325858 N 3243383|
|Decimal Degrees||29.30745000, -94.79308333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 18.447', W 94° 47.585'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 18' 26.82" N, 94° 47' 35.1" W|
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