ABOUT MITCHELL HISTORIC PROPERTIES

Mitchell Historic Properties is a privately owned and operated company based on Galveston Island, Texas and part of Mitchell Family Corporation based in The Woodlands, Texas.

Historic Commercial Space in Downtown Galveston

For more than three decades, Mitchell Historic Properties has been working to revitalize Galveston’s most treasured historic properties and nurture commercial diversity. We’ve restored many of the Strand’s iconic buildings, and our award-winning restoration efforts have also served to promote the growth and development of local business.

Here are just a few of the commercial real estate properties restored and managed by Mitchell Historic Properties, hosting a wide variety of businesses and currently offering space for lease:

Washington Building

The Washington Building was formerly a bustling hotel, now offering office spaces and delighting patrons with its popular ground-floor restaurant.

When you lease from Mitchell Historic Properties, you’ll enjoy an impeccably restored property with a generous dose of historic charm, in addition to exceptional proximity to the city’s downtown district.


Mitchell Historic Properties oversees Galveston properties owned by the George and Cynthia Mitchell family. These properties include one hotel, fourteen historic buildings, two parks, and a parking garage, all located in Galveston’s Downtown area.

The Mitchells are committed to the overall success and revitalization of The Strand District, and Galveston Island. For more than 30 years, the Mitchells have invested more than $175 million in rehabilitating historic properties in The Strand National Historic Landmark District. Immediately following Hurricane Ike which struck Galveston on September 13, 2008, MHP launched a massive cleanup and restoration program in downtown Galveston. Estimates by staff put the cost of disaster relief, cleanup and building renovation at more than $24 million on more than 20 buildings.

The family completed an $11 million renovation of the historic Hotel Galvez as part of the hotel’s centennial celebration in 2011.

The Strand Seaport, encompassing The Strand and adjacent harbor area, includes commercial & residential properties including loft apartments, museums, shops, galleries, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and offices for any array of professionals. This is largely due to the efforts of the Mitchells.

  • Beach Central Park
  • Harbor Square (home to Starbucks and Jimmy John’s)
  • Heidenheimer Hunter Building
  • Heidenheimer Marine Building
  • Hendley Row – 2 of the 4 in row are MHP Properties
  • Hutchings Sealy Building
  • Old Galveston Square
  • Washington Building

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Philanthropists Cynthia and George Mitchell Transform Historic Galveston. Read More

“The Mitchell family shares a deep appreciation for Galveston’s heritage, and we remain inspired by the vision of my parents. The buildings they saved speak to us as much as they did to them. My family is firmly dedicated to preserving my parents’ legacy.”
Grant Mitchell
President of MHP


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