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East End Historic District

Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Ranked #9 of 48 attractions in Galveston
Type: Neighborhoods
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Latexo, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I never get tired of looking at these beautiful houses and hearing the stories of the families that built them. I would like to go inside every one if I could!

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Spring, Tx
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Love to drive around the Post Office st. area and view the beautiful houses. So many have been renovated. They are remarkable! Love to look for the "carved out" trees that came up after Hurricane Ike. They are awesome!

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Galveston Island, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

No doubt a fine collection of Victorian Homes, each one with a totally different amazement (especially if you get to go inside).

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Just seeing the old houses - those still in use and those boarded up - really brings the old island back to life.With every missing shingle you have to wonder... was this IKE? we it from the 1900 storm?

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La Salle, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

What a gorgeous neighborhood! Lots of work has been done on many of these beautiful old homes! You can really tell that people take pride and are investing in the preservation of these grand old houses. So many wonderful styles of architecture, and very colorful.

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Trinidad, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I like everything about driving around looking at these historic houses. Well.. except for the fact that the area lost so many big old trees in the area. That part is sad.

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Rochester, Michigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

There are books you can purchase to do your own walking tour or hire a guide for a tour. Historic houses, some in good repair and some not so. The wood carvings, at some of the homes, from tree stumps left after Ike are interesting when you hear/read the significance the carving has for that property.

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Houston, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

These beautiful homes are located on an amazing street. The entire street is just beautifully decorated especially during this Christmas season. This is worth a trip off the usual beaten path. These homes look something like the ones from New Orleans but uniquely belongs to Galveston.

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Huntsville, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We drove thru this lovely historic neighborhood and the restored homes evoked a continuous chorus of "oohs and ahhhs". Block after block of Victorian gingerbread with a castle -like mansion occasionally for good measure. A nice change of pace, this winter trip was dedicated to exploring the island and not just the beaches. We were not disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We have been through Galveston so many times, but this trip we took an extra effort to drive around to see the East-side homes. Each wooden home in it's own style and color, row houses, latticework or beautiful trim: lovely! Saw several Bed and Breakfasts, and historical homes. Many are being of renovated and restored. If you notice a small... More

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