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Galveston Historic Facades Preservation


Galveston, Texas

Galveston, Texas is the home to a large number of cast iron façades which were constructed in the early 1900’s. When Hurricane Ike impacted Galveston in 2008 with winds over 100 mph and tidal surge totaling over five feet, the preservation of these important historic façades became a concern. Walker was retained under grant funding to assess numerous historic cast iron façades, develop repair approaches and an opinion of probable cost for recommended repairs, and provide construction observations during the repair work to extend the life of these important historical elements.