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10 Amazing Historical Attractions in Houston

There’s no question that Texas has a rich history. San Antonio has the Alamo, and Austin has the Capitol, but Houston remains the historical center of Texas. Houston was the first capital of Texas, where the first national bank was founded, and the Galveston Daily News was the first Texas newspaper. It’s worth mentioning that Houston has various buildings in and around downtown that have stood for over a century. Whether you’re a visitor or native Houstonian, you’ll be surprised to learn of…

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The 10 Oldest Restaurants in Houston

Houston has been heralded as “America’s next great food city” (Washington Post) and the cultural and culinary capital of the South. But the city’s diverse culinary scene was built on the back of a rich history of family-owned restaurants still in existence today. Three Brothers Bakery - 1949 The Jucker family has been baking for nearly 200 years. It was in Chrzanow, Poland where brothers Sigmund, Sol, and Max learned the family baking business. But as WWII broke out in Poland in 1941, the…

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Buffalo Bayou Cistern Opens to Public After 90 Years

For years a large portion of Houston’s public drinking water was stored in an underground cistern right off the banks of Buffalo Bayou. Built in 1926, the cistern was used for decades until it sprang a leak that couldn’t be found or repaired. The public reservoir was drained and sat unused and practically forgotten about. Years passed, Houstonians enjoyed the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark and Water Works pavilion above ground while the empty cavernous space the size of one and a half football…

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