GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas (July 6, 2009) - Mitchell Historic Properties (MHP) oversees Galveston properties owned by George Mitchell and the Mitchell family, including its commercial and residential properties located downtown. Over more than 30 years, the Mitchells have invested more than $175 million in rehabilitating historic properties in The Strand National Historic Landmark District.
 
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, MHP is again leading the effort to rehabilitate the historic district. Immediately following Hurricane Ike, MHP launched a massive cleanup and restoration program in downtown Galveston. Currently MHP is working with several general contractors to the rehabilitation of more than 20 historic buildings including The Tremont House and Harbor House as well as Hotel Galvez on the beachfront. Initial estimates put the cost of disaster relief, cleanup and building renovation at more than $24 million.
 
Original timeline of restorations:
Armour & Co. Building, 101 Tremont (23rd)
  • Built in 1912
  • Originally restored in 1994
  • Landry’s Corp. responsible for restoration
Berlocher Row, 2311-2315 Ship’s Mechanic Row
(2 buildings)
  • Built in 1858
  • Originally restored in 1992
  • Newly renovated 2008-2009
Butterowe Building, 2315 Harborside Drive
(originally 2 buildings)
  • Built in 1876
  • Originally restored in 1994
  • Newly renovated 2008-2009
Dargan & Tobyn Building, 2228 Strand
  • Built in 1870
  • Originally restored in 1990
  • Newly renovated 2008-2009


Davidson Building, 2319 Ship’s Mechanic Row
  • Built in 1890
  • Originally restored in 1993
  • Newly renovated 2008-2009
Harbor House Hotel, 28 Pier #21
  • Built in 1993
  • Reopened February 2009
  • Olympia Restaurant Completion June 2009
v Heidenheimer Hunter Building, 306 22nd Street
  • Built in 1877
  • Originally restored in 1986 by Graham Luhn
  • Newly renovated 2008-2009
v Heidenheimer Marine Building, 305 21st Street
  • Built in 1875
  • Originally restored in 1986
  • Newly renovated 2008-2009
Hotel Galvez, 2024 Sawall Blvd.
  • Built in 1911
  • Purchased by Mitchells in 1993
  • Five year restoration in 1990’s
  • 2008-New Spa at the Hotel Galvez (Reopened June 2009)
  • 2008-February 2009 - 6th–8th floors
Hutchings-Sealy Building, 2322-2326 Strand
(originally 2 buildings)
  • Built in 1895
  • Originally restored in 1985
  • Newly renovated 2008-2009
Old Galveston Square, 2211-2225 Strand
(originally 3 buildings)
  • Built in 1857/1871
  • Originally Restored in 1986/1987
  • Newly renovated 2008-2009
Pier 21 Building, 2100 Harborside
(Pier 21 Theater)
  • Built in 1993
  • Pier 21 Marina
    • Newly rebuilt July 2009
Rosenberg Building, 2311 Strand
  • Built in 1871
  • Restored in 1981
  • Newly renovated 2008-2009
T. Jefferson League Building, 2301 Strand
  • Built in 1871
  • Restored in 1979
  • Newly renovated 2008-2009
Thompson & Co. Building, 112 Tremont (23rd Street)
  • Built in 1878
  • Restored in 1986/2007-2008
  • Newly renovated 2008-2009
v Tremont House Hotel, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row
(originally 3 buildings)
  • Leon Blum Building built in 1879
  • Restored in 1985 as Tremont House
  • Reopened June 2009
v Washington Building, 2228 Ship’s Mechanic Row
  • Built in 1873
  • Restored in 1986
  • Newly renovated 2008-2009
 
Compiled by Urban Land Institute.
 
 
For information on MHP, call (409)763-5806 or visit the Web site: http://www.mitchellhistoricproperties.com