: The greatest number of early dwellings (and a church) that have
been saved have been moved to this 19 acre downtown park, shaded
by skyscrapers to the east.
: This meandering stream flows from downtown to Memorial Park,
a former WWI training camp called Camp Logan. You can follow
the course of the Bayou by driving down Memorial Drive. Along the
way you can enter (via the rear entrance and a charming bridge)
Bayou Bend, Ima Hogg's elegant home that she bequeathed to Houston
upon her death.
runs parallel to Memorial and is the road to take to visit Glenwood
Cemetery. Glenwood is the final resting place of many illustrious
Houstonians and pre-Houstonians. Anson
Jones is buried here as well as Howard Hughes.
of Downtown Houston
South of Downtown you'll find Rice University, The Texas
Medical Center, The Contemporary Arts Museum and the Museum
of Fine Arts.
Between the museums and park, you'll see Mecom Fountain at
one of Houston's rare traffic circles. Contemporary Arts Museum
: 5216 Montrose Blvd. 713-284-8250
Museum of Fine Arts : 1001 Bissonett Hermann Park which
is entered just behind the Fine Arts Museum, has a fine equestrian
statue of Sam Houston. The General's arm is pointing in the direction
of the Houston Zoo.
Hermann Park is also home to the Houston Museum of Natural Science
which includes the Cockrell Butterfly Center and the Burke
George Hermann owned quite a bit of property near what is now
Bush Intercontinental Airport in the early years of the 20th Century
He had it up for sale at 50 cents per acre and there were no buyers.
When oil was discovered, he took down the for sale signs.
He never married because he thought wives were too expensive to keep.
After coming down with an illness that required him to go to New York
City for treatment, George gave money to have a hospital built in
Houston. Impressed by NYC's Central Park, he then bought additional
land so patients of his hospital could convalesce in pleasant surroundings.
A statue of George Hermann stands across from the Hermann Hospital
in Hermann Park.
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Hello, I question why not one of your featured writers of ghost articles
has failed to investigate downtown Houston`s most noted haunting...
"The Old Downtown Houston Library" rumor has it that an old caretaker
lived in the basement of that building with his dog... this caretaker
loved to play his violin (fiddle) after hours.... He no longer is
alive.... but the tunes he played can still be heard softly coming
from the basement... this story was reported 20 maybe 25 years ago....
I have not heard anything of it since.. however I did see it featured
on a TV program, but i don't recall which.. Could have been "Unsolved
Mysteries"..... but I may be wrong........If you go to the old Library...
they won't let you down into the basement if your only a visitor...
but I think that someone with credentials can surely gain access..
And write a story that needs to be told. Thanks for this website,
its GREAT!!! - Chris M Bird, August 10, 2005
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