A look at how the buildings, streets, and institutions that comprise Houston’s cityscape have changed dramatically over the years, and the many that were lost along the way Since its founding in 1836, Houston has become America’s fourth largest city. It was a hardscrabble life for the early settlers, but first King Cotton brought wealth to the local economy and then the Lucas Gusher at the Spindletop oilfield made Houston the capital of the American oil and gas business. The old Texas State Capitol was demolished and replaced by the old Rice Hotel, which was then replaced by the 1913 Rice Hotel that stands today. Baseball has been played at Buffalo Stadium, Colt Stadium, and the "EighthWonder" the Astrodome before settling at MinuteMaid Park. The Astros’ ballpark occupies the space once occupied by Union Station’s platforms and the Houston-to-Dallas Texas Rocket train, both lost to time and progress. Sites include: Camp Logan, Carnegie Colored Library, Houston Chronicle Building. The Binz Building, Original Texas State Capitol, Original Rice Hotel, Old City Hall, Moorish Federal Building, Felix Mexican Restaurant, S.H. Kress and Co., Union Station, Grand Central Station, Trailblazer Monorail, Houston Light Guard Armoury, Luna Park, Metropolitan Theatre, Magnolia Brewery, Streetcars on Heights Boulevard, Waldo Mansion, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Shamrock Hotel, NFL and NBL at the Astrodome, Houston Municipal Air Terminal, and the Sam Houston Coliseum.
$12.37Totally Bamboo City Life Serving Board, Houston, 100% Bamboo Board for Serving and Entertaining
The City Life Serving Board by Totally Bamboo is a functional serving platter and fun conversation starter. It looks great when entertaining or on any kitchen counter or wall. The permanent laser etched artwork shows most neighborhoods in the city and comes with a full color fun-fact gift tag with lots of interesting factoids! The size of the board is perfect for serving appetizers, to put on display to show your hometown loyalty or makes a great gift. Easy to care for, simply hand wash with warm water and mild detergent. Do the earth a favor, do bamboo! Bamboo is one of the most renewable resources in the world, it is stronger than most hard woods and it is the fastest growing plant on our planet. It does not require any special care to grow. In fact, it is a grass that produces more oxygen than a hard wood forest of comparable size, therefore reducing carbon dioxide gases associated with climate change. It also prevents soil erosion through its widespread root system and large canopy. Totally Bamboo, the original bamboo cutting board company, creates distinctively attractive and super durable products for your kitchen and home. They encourage and support reducing the widespread practice of clear-cutting precious hard wood forests by giving consumers a sustainable alternative to products made from hard wood. Totally Bamboo, is proud to use Moso timber bamboo for its strength, density, versatility and high quality. It is harvested from their own bamboo forests which are not a habitat or food source for the great panda. Their factories adhere to very stringent protocol for curing and processing the bamboo, ensuring the highest quality product. They ensure that their employees are well taken care of and work in a safe and hazard free environment.
$29.99100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die)
If you think you know what Houston is all about, think again. Long recognized as a business capital, today the Bayou City is a destination for those seeking unique culinary and cultural experiences. Driven by the most diverse population in the nation, Houston offers restaurants, festivals, museums and more that celebrate cultures from around the world. Far more than your typical travel itinerary, 100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die is a definitive guide to the real H-Town experience, from off-the-beaten path attractions like the Orange Show to eclectic eats on Long Point Road. You'll learn about the people and places that have shaped Houston through the decades and create your own experience in the nation's fourth-largest city. Whether you're visiting Houston for the first time, are a new resident or simply want to reengage with the city, this is the book you need for the journey.
$9.40NFL Houston Texans '47 Clean Up Adjustable Hat, Navy, One Size
The '47 Clean Up adjustable hat is one of '47's bestselling signature styles and is a time-tested favorite of sports fans around the world. A garment wash, relaxed fit cap with an adjustable back (one-size-fits-most) -- stylish and comfortable, the '47 Clean Up will show off your great style as well as your support for your team. The front shows detailed team logos in high-quality raised cotton embroidery, making the centerpiece of each cap really 'pop' with more dimension and color. The garment wash process gives the cap that softer "broken-in" look & feel without losing any of the brightness or color in the logos. 100% cotton twill material. Adjustable head band assures a perfect fit. High durability design, so your hat will last longer and stand up to any daily wear and tear. '47 provides the quality all true fans desire in their gear. '47’s present-day success comes from never forgetting their roots. In 1947, twin brothers and Italian immigrants, Arthur and Henry D'Angelo founded their company Twins Enterprises in Boston, MA. The D'Angelo's sold pennants and other sports memorabilia on the streets around Fenway Park, and were able to grow their business from a single street cart to a premier sports lifestyle brand that uniquely melds sport and style. Now known as '47, they produce a unique mix of the finest headwear and apparel with an unparalleled attention to detail, which has helped established them as a premium global sportswear brand, well-known by fans the world over. '47 is proud to be an Officially Licensed partner with the key professional American sports leagues -- MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLS -- as well as over 650 NCAA colleges & universities.
$8.99Houston: Then and Now®
A host of local landmarks as they once looked alongside the same viewpoint photographed today In 1836 revolutionaries routed the Mexican army at the Battle of San Jacinto and the nearby town took the name of the battle's victor, General Sam Houston. Since then Houston has become America's fourth largest city, and its magnificent cityscape of concrete, glass, and steel bears little resemblance to traditional Texas imagery. It was an entrepreneurial New York family who first promoted Houston's lush landscape and vast potential in the Northeast and Europe, and the town expanded from a handful of tents into a place of more than 10,000 residents by 1900. Oil was discovered nearby in 1901 and from then on Houston never looked back. Sites include City Hall, Carnegie Library, Houston Courthouse, Merchants and Manufacturers Building, Allen's Landing, Houston Chronicle, Main and Preston, Sam Houston Hotel, USS Texas, San Jacinto Monument, Congress Avenue, Houston Water Works, Hermann Building, Texas Capitol Building, Majestic Metro, Old Cotton Exchange, Gulf Building, Moorish Federal Building, Carter’s Folly, Kress Building, Union Station, Esperson Building, Antioch Church, Houston Light Guard Armory, Magnolia Brewery, Grand Central Station, Rice University, Museum of Fine Arts, Hermann Park, Miller Outdoor Theatre, and Warwick Hotel.
$11.42Straight Outta H-Town Distress Houston Texas NWA T-Shirt
100% pre-shrunk cotton t-shirt. American adult sizes S-4XL - many colors available. Wash inside out in cold water in machine, hang dry if possible. Perfect for gifts, or to purchase for yourself! Note: Neon Colors are bright and vibrant, this cannot be displayed correctly on a computer screen.
$14.99O3 Design Studio Houston Map Coasters, Set Of 4, Sapele Wooden Coaster With City Map, Handmade,
Wooden coaster with city map We have been considering applying the map on practical products. Finally, we have made it through developing this solid wood coaster. Each coaster was developed in our workshop through a process of machine carving, manual polishing and burnishing, and painting. The whole process needs two weeks. The reason of choosing Sapele wood is that it is endowed with vintage feel. These coasters are a wonderful addition to any coffee table, kitchen or just about drink sized ledge going. A beautiful and bold addition to your coffee table, ideal for a home that loves a cuppa! These personalised map coasters in a simple yet striking design make for a perfect gift, and are equally suited as a housewarming, anniversary or birthday present.
Enjoy this themed monopoly style game with a Houston twist. Fun and educational. Real places represented on game board.
$19.99Houston on the Move: A Photographic History (Focus on American History)
Houston completely transformed itself during the twentieth century, burgeoning from a regional hub into a world-class international powerhouse. This remarkable metamorphosis is captured in the Bob Bailey Studios Photographic Archive, an unparalleled visual record of Houston life from the 1930s to the early 1990s. Founded by the commercial photographer Bob Bailey in 1929, the Bailey Studios produced more than 500,000 photographs and fifty-two 16 mm films, making its archive the largest and most comprehensive collection of images ever taken in and around Houston. The Bob Bailey Studios Archive is now owned by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin.Houston on the Move presents over two hundred of the Bailey archive’s most memorable and important photographs with extended captions that detail the photos’ subjects and the reasons for their significance. These images, most never before published, document everything from key events in Houston’s modern history—World War II; the Texas City Disaster; the building of the Astrodome; and the development of the Ship Channel, Medical Center, and Johnson Space Center—to nostalgic scenes of daily life. Bob Bailey’s expertly composed photographs reveal a great city in the making: a downtown striving to be the best, biggest, and tallest; birthday parties, snow days, celebrations, and rodeos; opulent department stores; Hollywood stars and political leaders; rapid industrial and commercial growth; and the inexorable march of the suburbs. An irresistible “remember that?” book for long-time Houstonians, Houston on the Move will also be an essential reference for historians, photographers, designers, and city planners.
$28.10NFL Houston Texans Marque Printed Fleece Throw, 50-inch by 60-inch
Cuddle up close with your favorite team while watching the game, on a picnic or in from the cold with The Northwest Company's 50-inch by 60-inch licensed printed fleece throw. Made of 100% polyester and is machine washable and dryable. Made in China.