Orange: Riverfront Boardwalk and Pavilion

The waterfront of Orange was transformed shortly before - and during – the First World War. Italian immigrant Henry Piaggio built a shipbuilding plant here on the Sabine River, where 17 large wooden ships were built – including one named The City of Orange. Orange, which one newspaper described as “one of the deadest towns in the South” turned into a boomtown seemingly overnight.

Riverfront Boardwalk and Pavilion