Mapping Houston: 1869

A LITTLE PIECEnOF HISTORY | By The Heritage Society Images from the 1869 map of Houston, Permanent Collection of The Heritage Society Historic maps tell us many interesting stories about the past. Tracing Houston’s history through an examination of its streets, bayous and buildings reveals as much...

Building a Houston Legacy

A LITTLE PIECE OF HISTORY | By The Heritage Society – Images from the Collection of Brochsteins Inc. – Though Houston is a city well known for its entrepreneurial spirit, few local businesses survive long enough to be considered iconic. One of the rare few is Houston-based Brochsteins Inc....

One-Stop Shopping

A LITTLE PIECE OF HISTORY | By The Heritage Society – Life in the summer in Houston means dealing with going in and out of air-conditioned spaces as we complete our errands. By the time we return to the car, it has heated up to over 100 degrees, and there isn’t  enough time to cool off before we...

Lure of Land in Colonial Texas

A LITTLE PIECE OF HISTORY | By The Heritage Society – Much has been written about the members of Stephen F. Austin’s colony known as the “Old Three Hundred,” who were the first to receive land grants. Most were in Texas by 1824, although not all received their grants until 1827. Others who...

Photographing the Life of a Houston Wildcatter

A LITTLE PIECE OF HISTORY | By The Heritage Society – On January 10, 1901, the Lucas Gusher ushered in the Spindletop oil boom that changed the course of the world’s history. It wasn’t the first successful well drilled in the world or even in Texas, but it represents the beginning of an industry...

Green Space and Outer Space: The Farnsworth & Chambers Building

A LITTLE PIECE OF HISTORY | By The Heritage Society – This year, the City of Houston celebrates the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Department of Public Parks, now the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD). The department now oversees more than 37,000 acres of developed parks and...

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