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Astrodome Texas Legacy Sculpture + More in Carruth Plaza

Posted: January 27, 2018 at 6:28 am   /   Art & Culture, Historic Buildings, Sculptures

Texas Legacy is the title of a beautiful western sculpture but also seems an appropriate title for the Astrodome in Houston, Texas.  This iconic structure was the very first domed indoor sports stadium in all of the United States.  It was state of the art when it opened in 1965 and was considered the “8th […]

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Vogelsang Building Rosenberg | Historic and Multi-Use

Posted: June 25, 2017 at 5:20 pm   /   Antiques & Collectibles, Historic Buildings, Houston Metro Area, Restaurants, Rosenberg

The Vogelsang Building Rosenberg is a prominent landmark building in downtown Rosenberg. It functions as a multi-use establishment offering visitors a chance to shop, dine, see a theatrical show and even relax in Rosenberg’s only wine room. The address is 1909 Avenue G, Rosenberg, Texas 77471. My husband and I spent some time exploring this […]

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Link Lee Mansion | Historic Houston Landmark

Posted: March 23, 2017 at 9:09 pm   /   Historic Buildings, Sculptures

The impressive Link Lee Mansion now serves as the executive offices of the University of St. Thomas campus.  It started out as a private home and construction was finished in 1912. Back in those early days of Houston history Montrose Boulevard where this home is situated was considered the outskirts of Houston.  John Wiley Link […]

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Antioch Missionary Baptist Church ~ Jesus Saves Signage

Posted: January 31, 2017 at 4:39 pm   /   Chapels and Churches, Historic Buildings

It is difficult to miss seeing the JESUS SAVES signage at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.  It is situated at the top of a tall tower on the large beautiful brick church in downtown Houston.  At night the neon JESUS SAVES sign is even more prominent against darkened skies. The location of this historic church could […]

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Esperson Buildings ~ Historic Houston Structures

Posted: December 28, 2016 at 11:25 pm   /   Historic Buildings, Linocuts

Historic Houston Buildings Come along with me and learn about the Esperson Buildings in the central business district of downtown Houston. The first building was built as a commemorative.  This memorial became the tallest building in all of Texas as well as west of the Mississippi River.  It ranked as the third largest in all […]

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Cypress Top Historic Park offers a Step Back in Time

Posted: November 1, 2016 at 5:14 pm   /   Cypress, Historic Buildings, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor

Cypress Top Historic Park This is a small urban park in Cypress consisting of only 2.4 acres.  It is located right off of busy Hempstead Road. The even busier Highway 290 is literally a stone’s throw away.  We have passed this little park many times without realizing its significance. Were it not for the generosity […]

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M-K-T Railroad Museum with Caboose & Depot in Katy, TX

Posted: April 4, 2016 at 8:58 pm   /   Historic Buildings, Houston Metro Area, Katy, Linocuts, Museums

M-K-T Railroad Museum This small but impressive little M-K-T Railroad Museum and park also serves as the Information and Tourist Center for visitors to Katy, Texas. The location is 5615 First Street, Katy, Texas 77493. Hours of operation are 9am to 3pm Monday through Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturday. What makes this park […]

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