Home Forum Gallery Members Todays Posts

Sam Houston Park Rating: [1 Votes]

Texas Attractions / Landmarks / Places > Houston Email This Bookmark Print
The Sam Houston Park came into existence when then Mayor Sam Brashear in 1900 bought the Kellum-Noble land and house to build the city?s first park. Back then, the park only had a stream, a rustic bridge, old mill and pathways ? it was landscaped in a Victorian style. In 1954, the park became the home of The Heritage Society.

Dubbed as the oldest municipal park in Houston, the Sam Houston Park is now being kept as a protected landmark by the city council due to its historical significance. The park site was also used as Houston?s first public school and zoo. Now, the site became the home of the present outdoor museum, which is the Heritage Society Museum.

The Heritage Society Museum is one of the major attractions within the community. The museum showcases the history of the Houston ? ranging from the 19th century paintings, exhibits of priceless artifacts, old Texan furniture and a replica structure of the 1878 Duncan General Store from Egypt. Another interesting area inside the museum are the displays of the automobiles used in Houston. The earliest model of Ford, the 1911 Ford Model T, was the favorite among the earlier settlers within the community. The museum operates every Tuesday to Saturday and is free for admission to the public.

On the other hand, the Kellum-Noble House is one of the old surviving landmarks ever built near the Sam Houston Park. It was used as a masonry house by its previous owner, Mrs. Zerviah Noble. Later in 1851, it was used as a private school. After it was abandoned, it took years until in 1954, The Heritage Society pursued to save the structure and preserved it as a historical landmark.

The Sam Houston Park is continuously maintained by the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department.
Edit Article

Sam Houston Park Pictures Add Picture

Sam Houston Park Videos Add Video