Category Archives: Landmarks

Astrodome Q&A

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Beth Wiedower, senior field officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Houston Field Office.  The NTHP has sought to encourage Houston and Harris County to protect its signature landmark the Astrodome through … Continue reading

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Is that Landmark Protected?

Confused by the markers on Houston’s landmarks?  More importantly, do these bronze plaques protect any historic property from the wrecking ball?  You might be surprised. National Register of Historic Places The National Registration of Historic Places is a list of … Continue reading

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What Was There?

We’ve all wondered it.  Maybe even more so here in Amnesia City.  Now, there’s a new way to combat amnesia – The What Was There Project.  www.whatwasthere.com This new, online service allows users to upload old photos of buildings and … Continue reading

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Inside Our Astrodome

Many of these images capture the immensity of the Astrodome that cannot be fully measured by merely standing on the outside. Continue reading

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Houston’s Oldest Bar – Leon’s Lounge

Maybe you’ve noticed we Houstonians have a slight history problem. Yes, we have plenty of history here — plenty of significant events, countless innovations, and more than a few colorful characters have risen from the Bayou City.  Our history problem … Continue reading

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