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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM296T_site-of-confederate-prison-compound_Houston-TX.html
Before 1861, site of warehouse serving Buffalo Bayou shipping. At times during 1861-65, the building here housed prisoners of war. In Jan. 1863 it held 350 Federals captured by Houston-based Confederate army of Gen. John B. Magruder. The city also…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM296R_astrodome_Houston-TX.html
Judge Roy Hofheinz envisioned the world's first air-conditioned fully enclosed multi-purpose stadium by 1960. Officially named the Harris County Domed Stadium, ground was broken for the home of Major League Baseball's Houston Colt .45s on January …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM296Q_san-jacinto-high-school_Houston-TX.html
South End Junior High School opened its doors in 1914 with 750 students in an impressive classical revival style structure built here in 1913. South End Junior High became a senior high school in 1923, and in 1926 its name was changed to San Jacin…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM296O_first-evangelical-church_Houston-TX.html
On July 1, 1851, a group led by the Rev. Caspar Messon Braun (1822-1880) founded the Erste Deutsche Evangelische Lutherische Kirche, or First German Evangelical Lutheran Church. The State of Texas issued the church's charter in September of that y…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM296N_houston-light-guard-armory_Houston-TX.html
Designed by noted Houston architect Alfred C. Finn, the Armory was constructed in 1925 to replace an 1892 building that had become obsolete. Finn detailed the building to suggest a late renaissance period neo-Gothic English masonry, represented by…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28XM_founding-of-harris-county_Houston-TX.html
In December 1835, near the beginning of the Texas Revolution, the new Provisional Government of Texas defined the boundary of the Municipality of Harrisburg, similar to the extent of Harris County today. Its largest town and seat of government was…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28XL_merchants-and-manufacturers-building_Houston-TX.html
This building was constructed to house the activities of Houston's merchants and manufacturers during the post-World War I economic boom. Its location provided access to water, rail, and truck transportation of goods. Completed in 1930, the M & M …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27OM_st-joseph-hospital_Houston-TX.html
St. Joseph Hospital, Houston's first general hospital, opened in 1887 as St. Joseph's Infirmary. Six sisters from the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, who came to Houston from St. Mary's Infirmary in Galveston, establi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27HT_site-of-the-national-womens-conference_Houston-TX.html
The Sam Houston Coliseum, now the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, was the site of the first National Women's Conference held on November 18th through 21st, 1977. It was the largest political conference of women in the United States since the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2796_1928-democratic-national-convention_Houston-TX.html
Due to the efforts of businessman Jesse H. Jones, the Democratic National Committee chose Houston as the site of the 1928 Democratic National Convention. Located on this site, the 20,000-seat Sam Houston Hall was completed in 64 days at a cost of …
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