Houston Historic Sites

In August 1836, just a few months after General Sam Houston won Texas' independence from Mexico at the Battle of San Jacinto, two brothers set out to create "a great center of government and commerce" on the banks of Buffalo Bayou. Today the city of Houston is a vast metropolis, rich with culture and dotted with important elements of its storied history.


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Historic buildings are a great way to explore the past of any city, and Houston is no exception. From the art deco glory of City Hall to the groundbreaking modernism of the Menil Collection, the city...
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