Raising of Trinity

“Although Galveston Island was raised following the Great 1900 Storm and the
building of the seawall, Trinity Church was not raised. Rising water from
subsequent storms flooded the nave. A capital funds campaign was launched
latein 1924 and in 1925. The vestry engaged Stowe and Stowe as architects for the
raising of the church. On July 31, 1925, a contract with John Egert was signed by
the senior and junior wardens to raise the church edifice “4.5 feet above the present
floor level” at a cost of $17,225. This elevation placed the church floor“1.3 feet
above the 12 feet grade”, or high water mark of the 1915 storm.”