GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas (August 1, 2012) – Now just a block from their previous location, Santa Fe Trails has moved to join the shops at Old Galveston Square, 2217 Strand. The Native American and Southwestern jewelry and art shop relocated in order to accommodate repairs to the Ike damaged cast iron columns supporting the exterior of their previous location.
Visitors to historic downtown Galveston may notice the construction underway at 23rd and Strand, across from Saengerfest Park. In 2010, Mitchell Historic Properties (MHP) noticed fractures in the columns of their five iron-faced buildings, including Santa Fe Trails’ previous location in the Rosenberg building. It was discovered that the columns secretly hid flood water from Hurricane Ike’s devastation back in 2008. Since the discovery of the damage, MHP has been working to repair and restore the columns of the historic buildings to ensure the safety of their tenants and downtown visitors.
About Santa Fe Trails
Santa Fe Trails is now located at 2217 Strand in Old Galveston Square. Owned and operated by the Yeatman family, Santa Fe Trails is open daily and is a tenant of Mitchell Historic Properties. The Yeatman family also owns The Jewel Garden located at 2326 Strand. For more information about Santa Fe Trails, call (409) 974-4294.
About Mitchell Historic Properties
Mitchell Historic Properties oversees Galveston properties owned by George Mitchell and the Mitchell family, including commercial and residential properties located downtown and at Pier 21 along Galveston’s historic harbor. The Mitchell’s ongoing preservation of Galveston’s historic downtown helps spark the resurrection of The Strand National Historic Landmark District and Pier 21 as a tourist destination. For leasing information, visit www.MitchellHistoricProperties.com or call (409) 763-5806.