"The Strand" This original oil painting 36" x 24" on gallery wrap canvas 1.5" deep with painted sides. There is no need to frame this.
The Story Behind the Painting: The Galveston Strand, in the late 1880’s was dubbed “The Wall Street of the South.” It was a street of opulent Victorian buildings, including banks, grocers, cigar dealers, cotton factors, , insurance companies and newspapers.
At that time, Galveston was one of the richest cities in the world per capita. All major railroads served Galveston and 60 percent of the state’s cotton crop was exported through its port. Before the end of the century, The Galveston Strand was not only the financial center of Galveston and Texas, but much of the South, as well.
After nearly two centuries in existence and weathering two major hurricanes, the Strand, Galveston’s heart and soul, has continued to blossom into a gathering place for the community.
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