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Historic Downtown/Strand Partnership
2326 Strand, Galveston, Texas 77550

History
• Galveston thrived from
mid-1800s to the mid-1900s.

• Economic decline began in the 1960s.

• Entrepreneurs saw need to revive downtown
in early 1980s.

• Renaissance slow for 36-block business &
residential district

• Downtown Revitalization Coalition
founded in 1984

• Then 12 viable businesses were downtown

• Merged in 1996 with Historic Strand Partnership to form Historic Downtown/Strand Partnership

• Today, more than 200 viable businesses
are downtown

Historic Downtown Strand Partnership


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