Capture Houston's Architectural Past
Join us for February’s Capture Crawl at The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
1000 Bagby St. Houston, TX 77002
Immaculately preserved 19th-century houses back-dropped by skyscrapers, come capture the relics of Houston’s cultural past in one of the city’s oldest parks!
In 1899, Mayor Sam Brashear appointed Houston’s first park committee to oversee the establishment of Sam Houston Park. The 20 acres of land allotted to the park was transformed into a Victorian oasis, with a path meandering past a 52-year-old house that had long been used as a school, an old mill and a quaint wooden bridge.
By the 1950s, Houston was experiencing an economic boom, and old buildings were rapidly being torn down to make way for new ones. In 1954, in an effort to protect the now century-old Kellum-Noble House, a group of Houstonians banded together to found the Heritage Society. After their success in restoring and protecting the Kellum-Noble house, the Heritage Society went on to preserve numerous other architectural gems by relocating them to the Sam Houston property. The park now showcases an impressive 10 buildings from different eras, ranging from a pre-Texas revolution Cabin to the early-twentieth-century Staiti Mansion.
You are welcome to bring your tripods or monopods! Join us as we travel back in time to marvel at Houston’s architectural past!
For more information, visit The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park.
Note: Limited free parking is available in The Heritage Society’s lot behind the Kellum-Noble House. Click here for Houston’s downtown parking information.
RSVP by 12:00 pm Friday, February 22, 2019
A final update email will be sent later that afternoon to those who have RSVP’d.