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 advocacy and education. Houstorian: Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought the Astrodome […]
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 sites, districts, buildings, structures and objects of national, regional or local significance. Run by the […]
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 places, and then overlap them with a current photo of the same site – taken […]
Many of these images capture the immensity of the Astrodome that cannot be fully measured by merely standing on the outside.
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 comes from general amnesia when it comes to knowledge of anything older than the spoiled […]