1887 Storm Survivor In Galveston Texas

This is a very special house. This 1887 Victorian beauty withstood the devastating Great Storm of 1900 that killed an estimated 8,000 people and wiped out large swaths of Galveston.

Galveston Storm survivor old house

Now, still here some 130 years later, she proudly displays her 1900 Storm Survivor plaque.

Galveston Texas 1900 Storm old house survivor hous

The home is located in the Galveston Historic District on Postoffice Street.

Galveston Texas 1900 Storm old house survivor hous

This 2,214 square foot house is listed for sale for $449,900.

house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

Come on in…

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

A framed vintage Red Cross poster (above) is a nod to the home’s experience of surviving one of the greatest natural disasters in American history.

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

Historical references to the Great Storm are found throughout the house.

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

The kitchen has been elegantly updated:

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

Off the kitchen is a cozy family room:

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

A door from the family room leads out to a screened-in porch:

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

Back inside and up the original staircase…

house that survived the 1900 Galveston storm

There is a full second floor with a large landing area and three bedrooms plus 2 baths.

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

The vintage, nautical-themed décor is pitch perfect for this historic storm survivor.

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

The first of three large bedrooms:

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

It has an en-suite bath…

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

Bedroom #2:

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

Bedroom #3 is lovely and has its own balcony!

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

house that survived the 1900 Galveston storm

It is sadly ironic that this storm survivor house had to have her listing photos done in the pouring rain.   🙁

Old gal just can’t catch a break.

old house that survived the 1900 Galveston Storm

The home’s small backyard is immaculate with some fruit trees and even an outdoor shower.

house that survived the 1900 Galveston storm

house that survived the 1900 Galveston storm

It even has an adorable she-shed:

house that survived the 1900 Galveston storm

And one more cute addition to the property:

house that survived the 1900 Galveston storm

A Little Free Library that matches the house!

This home can truly say she’s not just a survivor, but a thriver!

 

Source:

https://www.trulia.com/p/tx/galveston/1305-post-office-st-galveston-tx-77550–2070082473

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