- Give-Aways & Offers
- Monthly Must Do's
- DIY Project Ideas
- Step-by-Step Guides
- Inspirational Photo Galleries
In 1900, the island city of Galveston found itself in the path of a hurricane that would eventually come to be known as the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history. The Galveston hurricane made landfall as a Category 4 storm on September 8, destroying 80 percent of the city and causing $21 million ($600 million today) in damage. The ruin was so widespread that area investors, who until then had seen the city as an economic powerhouse, began to turn their financial sights northward to Houston.
We'll send you an email as soon as Bob Vila Academy launches
Enroll now and learn DIY basics from the next generation of home improvement experts