Rainy Day at Main & Preston

Another rainy day in Houston at Main Street & Preston. METRORail Red Line runs along Main in the Historic part of Downtown Houston. The tall building in background is the Hotel Icon originally built in 1911 as the Union National Bank Building, one of the state’s most prominent financial institutions at the time.

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Favorite-Places.300x119 REAL PHOTOS of some of my FAVORITE PLACES outside of Texas

Downtown’s Market Square Clock Tower

The Louis & Anne Friedman Clock Tower, aka Market Square Clock Tower at 301 Travis is across the street from the Historic Market Square Park. The postmodern 65 foot tall clock tower is in the heart of Houston’s busy Historic District.

Downtown-Friedman-Clock-Tower.1.b.t-ctIt’s just a few blocks from Buffalo Bayou & Allen’s Landing, where Houston got it’s
start when brothers August Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen from Madison County, NY stepped ashore in August 1836.

Historic-Market-Square-ParkMarket Square Park’s a fun place for an afternoon or evening adventure, with eats, drinks and music close by, and it’s dog-friendly with large and small dog-runs.



Downtown’s Rice Lofts

The Rice Lofts, formerly The Post Rice Lofts, at 909 Texas Avenue & Main are in the heart of downtown Houston, and are the result of the renovation of the historic Rice Hotel.

President John F. Kennedy stayed briefly here on his final visit to Houston on Thursday, November 21, 1963. Houston Public Media has the story here:

JFK’s Final Visit to Houston

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