There are lots of old beautiful homes in Galveston, Texas, located on Galveston Island on the Gulf Coast. During the 19th century, Galveston became a major U.S. commercial center and one of the largest ports in the United States. Galveston is known for the 1900 Galveston Hurricane that devastated the city. The natural disaster that followed still counts as the deadliest in American history. Photo by David Fisk.