The Mitchells are committed to the overall success and revitalization of The Strand District, Pier 21 and Galveston Island.
Mitchell Historic Properties manages and leases the buildings owned by the Cynthia and George P. Mitchell Family. While Galveston boasted a flourishing downtown district until the mid-twentieth century, many of its historic buildings had fallen into disrepair by the 1960s. In the mid-1970s, Cynthia and George Mitchell began leading efforts to revive downtown Galveston and preserve its rich history by restoring these treasured Victorian buildings.
The Mitchells began with a handful of buildings in the downtown area, including renovating the 1879 Leon & H. Blum building and turning it into the third Tremont House Hotel. In continuing their efforts to return downtown Galveston to its former splendor, the Mitchells also revived the city’s annual Mardi Gras celebration, a tradition that had persisted for nearly a century until coming to a halt during World War II.
Throughout the 1980s and 90s, the Mitchells played a pivotal role in breathing new life into historic downtown Galveston. In 1984, there were just 12 businesses located in the Strand Historic District. That number has now grown to over 200, thanks in large part to the Mitchells’ unwavering vision.
Today, Mitchell Historic Properties has been awarded numerous awards and accolades in honor of their preservation and restoration efforts, earning recognition from organizations such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Galveston Historical Foundation and the Texas Historical Commission. With a wide variety of properties, including office and retail space for lease in historic downtown, Mitchell Historic Properties is a pillar of the Galveston community.
Mitchell Historic Properties offers beautifully restored office and retail spaces for lease unlike anything else in the city. What could be better than operating your business from an iconic historic building in Galveston’s Strand National Historic Landmark District, surrounded by charming Victorian architecture and a bustling downtown?
From attorneys and medical professionals to local retailers and restaurateurs, our properties are an ideal fit for a variety of business types and sizes. Throughout the Strand District, Mitchell Historic Properties currently leases to more than 30 restaurant and retail tenants in addition to a growing number of office users.
If you’re searching for office or retail space in the Strand district, Mitchell Historic Properties can provide a versatile range of options to suit your needs. Our current properties include the following historic buildings, each one offering unique features and architectural character:
The Heidenheimer Hunter Building, an 1877 building that’s been transformed into a luxury office space with high-speed internet and other upgrades.
Old Galveston Square, made up of four historic buildings with a convenient central location, ideal for larger retailers and office users.
The Heidenheimer Marine building, built in 1875, renovated again in 2015, offers executive suites and luxury office spaces for rent.
The Washington Building, offering executive suites and larger private office space ideal for any business. This building is home to the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Garden Thai Cuisine restaurant, and Texas’ oldest law firm, Mills Shirley.