Archives for December 2011

Crumbling Lafitte building to undergo restoration

By Laura Elder The Daily News GALVESTON — When the 10-story Jean Lafitte Hotel was built in 1927, its modern architecture was meant to attract business travelers and give the island’s Victorian downtown a more modern appeal. Empty for two decades, the property has become a symbol of faded glamour and lost prestige; its crumbling facade a prominent reminder of better days and the broken … [Read more...]

Historic Preservation To The Jean Lafitte Hotel – A Major New Investment In Galveston’s Historic Strand District

HUD/U.S. The groundbreaking ceremony for Church Street Apartments was held on December 6, 2011, at the historic building located at 2101 Church Street, Galveston, TX. Officials of HUD and the Texas Department of Community & Housing Affairs (TDCHA), Galveston city leaders, Galveston Chamber of Commerce and community and business leaders gathered to celebrate the commencement of the new … [Read more...]