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  1. Texas Medical Center, Hermann Park would get millions in improvements under Houston plan Mike Morris, Yilun Cheng, Mike Morris, Yilun Cheng - December 13, 2022 https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/houston/article/medical-center-tirz-17649026.php Houston City Council this week will consider funneling tens of millions of tax dollars into rebuilding streets in and around the Texas Medical Center and improving neighboring Hermann Park.
  2. I was looking around for George Hermann's main place of residence. His mansion after he made his wealth. It was hard to pinpoint a residential address. George Henry Hermann became involved in real estate and had several rental buildings, wood shops, retail buildings, residences, etc. Also, people move around in their lives. I'm sure Mr. Hermann lived in several homes during his life. The newspaper The Houston Post dated September 16, 1898 had a classified ad by G.H. Hermann that specified him living at 512 Rusk. The 1900 census shows Thomas J. Ewing as head of household at 512 Rusk, with George Hermann as a lodger. For Rent- My brick building, two-story, 50x70 feet, No. 505 and 507 Travis street, same block as Capitol Hotel, occupied by Alkemeyer's Dry Good store; also eight-room dwelling house, corner Brazos and Capitol. G.H. Hermann, 512 Rusk. Sanborn Map from 1896:
  3. I came across a couple of photos title "Hermann Park Reservior" while on a photo hunt. Has anyone heard of it and have any more info? Here is a link to the page. http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/Building/2779/Hermann_Park_Reservoir.php
  4. I was hoping to get more information on George Hermann's saw mill from the the era of the late 1800s to the early 1900s. This saw mill warehouse/factory was the site of the present-day Hermann Park. Countless of internet articles reference the 285 (or 385) acres that was donated to the city to build Hermann Park. Sadly, the internet articles do not offer much. Anything deeper? What was the address of the saw mill? What was the saw mill business name? Are there any photographs of the saw mill? Any details about the wooded prairie land that was once apart of G.H. Hermann's saw mill business?
  5. I was browsing the newspaper The Houston Post dated May 11, 1917 and came across an article about a change of name of a club. Name of Gun Club Is to Be Changed: After the State shoot here this month the Interurban Gun Club will be a thing of the past and instead there will be the George Hermann Gun Club. The State Interurban Gun Club and the name will last that long and for that purpose. It is like this: The club has been given a new plot and has a new club house about ready on the Bellaire road just off Main street. The club site comes of property once held by George Hermann and hence the name is to be changed. As many of the local shooters are leaving soon for other shoots over the State before the meet here, the members will be at the new club house Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons and will shoot each day. The Houston Post dated February 3, 1918. Gun Club to Have Shoot This Afternoon: The George Hermann Gun Club will hold its regulars weekly shoot this afternoon, starting at 3 o'clock, at its club grounds on Bellaire road just off of Main street. This shoot, as are all the shoots of the club, is open to all shooters, and a special invitation is extended to shooters at Camp Logan and Ellington field to take part in the shoot or visit. There is no membership or dues to the club, and the--
  6. I was browsing the newspaper Jewish Herald-Voice dated April 24, 1941 and came across a sports field (for baseball and football) that was located "off South Main." The field was named Lobbuck Field. I figured this was HISD's Butler Stadium located at 13755 South Main Street. The Butler Stadium wasn't built until the mid 1960s so I closed that thought. I kept reading the articles about this sports field and I guess it's apart of Hermann Park? All of the news clippings have different dates. Ranging from 1943 to 1949. The old Settegast Field is also mentioned. I'm not too sure about that one. I haven't looked into it. Does anyone know what that's about? Where was it located and who is it named after? Activities for Labor Day, with the matches to take place at Hermann Park. At 11 a.m. the softball tourney will take place at Lubbock Field. A box lunch will be held from 12 till 1:30 at Hermann Park. The softball finals and bowling finals will take pale that afternoon at their respective locations. The ping-pong tourney will be held at the T.M.C.A. From 4:30 until 6 that evening.
  7. elnina999 has added a photo to the pool: Houston, Texas Click here to view this photo at the HAIF Photo Pool on Flickr
  8. What do y'all think of UH architecture professor's Lotus Pavillion idea for the lake at Hermann Park? http://www.culturemap.com/newsdetail/01-12-11-can-a-lotus-flower-building-bloom-in-hermann-park/
  9. houstonmacbro has added a photo to the pool: Click here to view this photo at the HAIF Photo Pool on Flickr
  10. elnina999 has added a photo to the pool: Features the sculpture, Cancer…there is hope, by renowned sculptor Victor Salmones. Click here to view this photo at the HAIF Photo Pool on Flickr
  11. I don't know about you guys but I find it a bit outrageous that they are even thinking about doing this, even if the route would follow the N. MacGregor right of way. IMO, The recent improvements made to Brays Bayou would be a waste if this project becomes reality. Fortunately, there appears to be a lot of opposition to it. http://abclocal.go.c...ocal&id=8703131
  12. Have any of you heard about the locomotive being moved to Minute Maid Park? If so, where did they put it?
  13. Or is there some kind of legality preventing that from ever happening? TMC's expanding at a break neck pace and running out of room. Peering into the future, if it continues to expand as such, I wonder what the landscape will look like in another 20 years.
  14. I had NO idea they were stolen! The Parks department estimates $100,000+ for replacing the 264 bulbs and bronze canisters http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metrop...an/4794939.html
  15. New plans for Hermann Park train A park renovation deal recently approved by Houston City Council has set the stage for an interesting first. Generations of Houstonians have taken the train for recreational rides through Hermann Park. Passengers riding on the Metro Rail line will eventually be able to walk over to another track and basically transfer between trains. It
  16. Hermann Park http://www.sdcarchitects.com/ Click architecture, then mid/high rise, and it is the second to last one on the list. What do you all think?
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