1951 to 1960

Continued Growth

A post-war boom leads to creation of more housing and public facilities. Nessler and Sanders pools, Robinson and Stingaree stadiums and the Sanders Center are built. Texas City changes agricultural focus to transportation rather than production and the grain elevator is demolished. Nessler Park is dedicated. Galveston County Memorial Hospital (now Mainland Medical Center) is opened.


In 1960 the population of Texas City was 32,065 people.

Photo Gallery

View an album of photos taken in Texas City between 1951 and 1960.