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Galveston, Texas: Hotel Shaped like an Ocean Liner (Gone)

Directions:
The Mayflower Inn. I-45 into town, where it turns into Broadway. Turn right onto 8th St./St Mary's Blvd, then right again when you get to Seawall Blvd.
Hours:
Demolished ~2007. (Call to verify)
Phone:
409-765-7458
Status:
Gone

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Hotel Shaped Like an Ocean Liner

No longer there, was located between 8th and 9th streets on Seawall Blvd. I remember coming to Galveston in the mid- to late '50s. There was a coffee shop on the ground floor; always thought it was the coolest place to eat. A real tragedy the City fathers did not have the vision to preserve such a unique architectural landmark.

[James Stephenson, 08/28/2013]

Mayflower ship shaped hotel.

Hotel Shaped like an Ocean Liner - Gone

When in Galveston I came across this old hotel, called the Mayflower, shaped like an ocean liner. Note the place has not only an anchor but a smoke stack! In shipping circles this kind of profile was known as the "three-island" type... common on cargo liners of the pre-war era. It appears to be from the late '30s - early '40s time period but unfortunately I did not think about stopping to look inside nor ask about it.

[Richard Weiss, 05/18/2005]

It looks more like a very nice tramp steamer than an ocean liner to us, but we're landlubbers....


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