Allen's Landing (Houston's birthplace) finally gets the respect it deserves. To the left is a view of the Sunset Coffee Building prior to restoration completed in late 2015. It is one of the few remaining industrial building on Buffalo Bayou and contributing structures within downtown Houston's Historic District.

Allen's Landing (Houston's birthplace) finally gets the respect it deserves. To the left is a view of the Sunset Coffee Building prior to restoration completed in late 2015. It is one of the few remaining industrial building on Buffalo Bayou and contributing structures within downtown Houston's Historic District.

4th Ward Cottage was moved from its location at 809 Robin Street in Houston's Fourth Ward. It is at least as old as 1866, when records indicate that is was occupied by Charles Englehard and his family, who purchased the land on which the house sat in 1858. #Houston #history #heritage

4th Ward Cottage was moved from its location at 809 Robin Street in Houston's Fourth Ward. It is at least as old as 1866, when records indicate that is was occupied by Charles Englehard and his family, who purchased the land on which the house sat in 1858. #Houston #history #heritage

Alabama theatre is now a Trader Joes. Hey at least it's still standing which is more than can be said for most historical buildings in Houston.

Historic Alabama sign to stay

Alabama theatre is now a Trader Joes. Hey at least it's still standing which is more than can be said for most historical buildings in Houston.

Image of a broadside advertisement for the Houston and Texas Central Railroad offering land for immigrants.

Image of a broadside advertisement for the Houston and Texas Central Railroad offering land for immigrants.

Herman Park... Newly upgraded reflecting pond... So much change since I left!

Herman Park... Newly upgraded reflecting pond... So much change since I left!

Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas buried at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston, TX. Photo: E. Irwin on April 21, 2016. #AnsonJones #GlenwoodCemetery #RepublicofTexas #Houston #History

Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas buried at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston, TX. Photo: E. Irwin on April 21, 2016. #AnsonJones #GlenwoodCemetery #RepublicofTexas #Houston #History

Drilling for black gold: Evocative pictures capture the hard work behind the boom years of oil exploration in Texas

Drilling for black gold during boom oil years for Texas in 1950s

Drilling for black gold: Evocative pictures capture the hard work behind the boom years of oil exploration in Texas

Looking down Main Street (aka the best Houston history photo you’ll see this week) - Bayou City History

Looking down Main Street (aka the best Houston history photo you’ll see this week)

Looking down Main Street (aka the best Houston history photo you’ll see this week) - Bayou City History

Houston Walking Tours

Houston Walking Tours

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