The Preservation Resource Center (PRC) assists the general public in learning about Galveston’s architectural history through property research, neighborhood information, and technical rehabilitation guidance.  The PRC welcomes owners and prospective owners of historic properties, newcomers to Galveston, real estate agents, contractors, students, and preservation professionals.

Our library includes maps, neighborhood surveys, insurance documents, Galveston City Directories and in some cases, specific files on building structures.  We also keep a comprehensive collection of books on Galveston history, architecture, property restoration, landscaping, and other areas of interest to residents and visitors to the island.


Monday – Friday
9:00am – 4:00pm


Photographic Reproduction Price List
Property Research Fee and Agreement Form


The PRC is always looking to increase its resources and welcomes donations of books, scanned historic photographs, or other materials that may be of use in research.   If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, please contact us! GHF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Preservation Research Center Contact: Jami Durham, Manager of Historic Properties Research and Special Programming, 409-750-9108, ext. 1305