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Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Galveston, Texas

I love how Landry's, Inc. who owns the Pleasure Pier went out with the old school look and theme for the entire pier.

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Galveston, Texas

The idea was to embrace the pier's history while building something for the future. 

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Galveston, Texas

During the Second World War there was a need for somewhere that off duty sailors and soldiers could relax for a few hours when making their way through the Port of Galveston or being stationed at the Galveston Army Air Field, Fort Crocket and Fort San Jacinto. Galveston with shore batteries and thousands of troops the island was practically a militarized zone during the war.  As a result of all of those troops needing a little rest and relaxation the Pleasure Pier was built in 1943.

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Galveston, Texas

The Pleasure Pier back then had a few rids in the front of the park, a convention center,  a ballroom for dancing & movies and at the far reaches of the pier soldiers and sailors on leave could rent a pole, throw a line out and do a little salt water fishing during their day off.

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Galveston, Texas

The Galveston Pleasure Pier did its service during the war and it stayed as a staple of the island life until 1961 when Hurricane Carla took aim on Galveston Island and destroyed the Pleasure Pier.



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