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Thursday, February 19, 2009
6:00pm - 8:00pm
HPL Downtown Architecture Center Houston
500 McKinney and 315 Capitol

ArchiTypes and the Houston Public Library are pleased to announce the second installment in the series Authors in Architecture. Authors Jodi Wright-Gidley and Jennifer Marines will present Galveston: A City on Stilts.

Galveston: A City on Stilts
A story of the city’s first reconstruction after the September 8, 1900 hurricane that destroyed most of the island city of Galveston and took the lives of more than 6,000 people. Through 200 vintage images with photographs from the Zeva B. Edworthy Collection, Galveston: A City on Stilts documents the rebuilding of the port city and life around Galveston in the early 1900s.

• Epilogue by Lew Fincher, vice president of Hurricane Consulting, Inc., evaluating the successes of the permanent concrete seawall and grade raising of the entire city

• Galvestonians of the early 1900s who demonstrated a strong determination to rebuild their city in a way that reflects the national trend to turn to technology to solve human problems