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5 historic places to visit in Houston

Jason Martinez

HOUSTON, TX - Houston is a city that provides you with plenty of history. Since 1836, Houston has been a place that grew with many different cultures and went through many different eras. Below is a list of 5 historic places that you can visit in the city:

1. Main Street

Main Street is a place where you can find many architectural pasts in Houston. This street maintains history such as the Coombs & Fredericks Building, the Victorian features on The Sweeney, and the Italian Renaissance style of the Humble Oil Building.

2. Sweeney, Coombs & Fredericks Building

Sweeney, Coombs & Fredericks Building is which is located at 301 Main Sreet is one of the Victorian-style architectural places in Houston. This building is designed by George E. Dickey in 1889 which mean it has been built in 131 years.

3. Allen’s Landing Park

Allen’s Landing Park is a 6,600-acre land which is established by Augustus and John Kirby Allen when they had a trip on August 30, 1836. They named the town as a tribute to the Republic of Texas president, Sam Houston.

4. Islamic Da’Wah Center

Islamic Da’Wah Center is a center for Islamic worship and culture which is established in 1994. Previously, it was a home for Houston National Bank. The structure of the building consists of cast-iron doors and huge columns.

5. Scanlan Building

Scanlan Building is an 11-story building located at 405 Main Street and designed by D.H. Burnham & Company from Chicago. This building is the first official home for the Republic of Texas president. There is a workspace provider called Novel Coworking in this building.

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