By 1865, Crazy Town (Houston) was the leading railroad center in Texas, and most of Galveston's (a city approximately 60 miles from Rosenberg) business went through that city. However, train traffic in and out of Galveston was sometimes blocked to quarantine goods suspected of spreading yellow fever.
Henry von Rosenberg migrated from Switzerland to the United States in 1843. His early ancestors were from Bohemia. He was born June 22, 1824 and died May 12, 1893. He was a very wealthy man dealing in railroading, banking and wharfs. Mr. Rosenberg was the first president of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad. He settled in Galveston, Texas. He was a very generous man and, since he had no children, he left his wealth to many charitable organizations. Additional information on Henry Von Rosenberg can be obtained from the Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas, 77550, as the library was named after Mr. Rosenberg." (History from this site)
Herfort Diamond Ring Factory - when my family would drive from Galveston, Texas (my hometown), to see my grandparents in Eagle Lake, Texas, Rosenberg/Richmond was on the route. I knew we were close whenever I saw that neon. I was so happy to see it was still there, even if the grandparents aren't.
Reese Building - constructed as a bank (the J.H.P. Davis Bank & Office Building) in 1907 and then completely restructured in the modern Art Deco look in 1947