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Inside of the amphitheater in Smither Park

Smither Park Houston, Fun Folk Art Green Space

Posted: April 12, 2016 at 11:55 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Tourist Attractions

The Orange Show Foundation The Orange Show Foundation sponsors Smither Park, and once you see the Orange Show, you will understand why both are related. Just like the Beer Can House which is another site in Houston now operated by the Orange Show Foundation, folk art is front and center! John H. Smither This folk […]

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Curious & Fantastical Orange Show Foundation Folk Art

Posted: April 12, 2016 at 6:05 pm   /   Nonprofits & Charities, Tourist Attractions

Orange Show Foundation This wild and imaginative folk art creation exists on a vacant lot on the East End of Houston. A Houston postman by the name of Jeff McKissack worked on this project from 1956 to 1980.  It only stopped at that time due to his death. Mr. McKissack loved oranges thus the homage […]

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Concave interior of Williams Waterwall

Landmark Williams Water Wall in Galleria Area

Posted: March 29, 2016 at 9:21 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor, Tourist Attractions

The Williams Water Wall is located in the Houston Galleria and Uptown Park part of our city.  It is situated opposite the tall and impressive 64 story office building called the Williams Tower. Many of us long time Houstonians still call it the Transco Tower.  It had that name for a long time as Transco […]

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