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Dating from 1843, this is the oldest Episcopal parish church in Houston. Silas Mcbee's gothic-styled church, built in 1893, has outstanding brickwork and sandstone-topped parapets. The vast nave of dark-stained wood creates a commanding interior. The stained-glass window, called Caritas, was installed by Tiffany Studios and can be viewed on the side of the nave closest to Fannin Street. William Ward Watkin was the architect for the Golding Memorial Chapel that was added in 1939. The iron fence and palm trees in the area provide a lovely Victorian-influenced space for relaxing conversation.
Downtown Houston's tunnels comprise a multi million-dollar system that gives new meaning to the term "underground." Those who venture beneath the city will be delighted at what they find hidden there. Restaurants, gift shops, and more fun spots line the corridors. The temperature below is always pleasant and allows the busy people of downtown to navigate in comfort, regardless of the season. Major buildings that are connected by the tunnel system include One Allen Center, One Shell Plaza, Alley Theatre and Wortham Center. If you are not familiar with the layout, you might want to pick up a tunnel map, or take a guided tour offered by several tour operators.
The revival of this park area where the Allen brothers arrived over 150 years ago to start a new business venture has been exciting and stimulating for the downtown area. Surrounded by four primary streets (Travis, Milam, Congress and Preston), the area features restored historical buildings, fine restaurants, entertainment and nightclubs all within walking distance of each other. Lovely painted benches, artifacts and pictures line the walkways, combining the old with the new for all to enjoy. Different "points of view" can be discussed freely in a friendly atmosphere under the aptly named sculpture by James Surls.
As one of America's oldest performing arts organizations, the orchestra consists of 97 world-renowned, full-time musicians. Each busy season is filled with more than 200 classical, pops, educational and family concerts at various venues around town. A variety of symphony broadcasts are available locally on KUHF 88.7 FM. Tickets can be purchased at the Houston Symphony Customer Service Center, at TicketMaster locally and online, and at special outlets around the city, including Foley's, Fiesta and Kroger.
If you are driving by downtown Houston, this magnificent theater will surely catch your eye. It is the stately home to both the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera. The impressive stage and interior are worth a tour even if you do not have a chance to take in a show. The Nutcracker, produced by the Houston Ballet, is the most popular annual arts show in the city. If opera is your cup of tea, then you will definitely want to pick up some tickets for the latest production.
This hot downtown attraction has become a favorite meeting place for visitors, families, locals and celebrities. Situated in the heart of the Theater District, it features over 100,000 square feet of dining and entertainment establishments to please virtually every taste. New businesses to complement the theaters, nightclubs, cafes, concert stages and restaurants are opening all the time. It is already a great place to spend a day and an evening too. Visit this lively gathering spot, located at the corner of Louisiana and Texas, to have an awesome time any day of the week.
In 1936, brothers John and Augustus Allen bought 6,642 areas of land and claimed Houston as their own. They settled down on the site that is now known as Allen's Landing, therefore it has great significance in the history and birth of Houston. Owing to its proximity to the White Oak Bayou and Buffalo Bayou, a dock was built and was operational for quite a long period. Over the time the area become somewhat neglected; however, the plans for its renovation are underway and after ts makeover, Allen's Landing will be equipped with beautiful walkways, lawns, a splendid promenade and several other facilities.
The downtown area of Houston has been the center of action for a long time. Whether shopping, culture, history, or entertainment, downtown Houston is a vibrant part of the city. Walking along the well-planned, square blocks in this area that make up the blueprint of the streets, you will amaze at the array of sights and attractions that unfold in front of you. The beautiful architecture of iconic buildings like the Bank of America Center or the JP Morgan Chase Tower is impressive, and the charm of the Old Market Square Park will tempt you to stay a while. So, do plan a visit to downtown Houston to discover all that has made this city so loved.
When one thinks of the Apollo 11 moon mission, perhaps, the first words that come to mind are the ones transmitted by Neil Armstrong when he said, "Houston, Tranquility base here. The Eagle has landed." It is to honor this historic and landmark mission that the city's Parks and Recreation Department has created the Tranquility Park. Located in downtown, this park lays surrounded by prominent city buildings, like the City Hall and the Bank of America Center, and is a vital community gathering point. The park, which features a landscape carved to resemble the craters and mounds of the surface of the moon, plays host to prominent events like the Children's Festival and Houston International Festival. Call to know more.
Near Wortham Center in downtown Houston, you will find this scenic park filled with walking trails and terraced gardens. All the paths wind down to Buffalo Bayou. Occasionally, you can see boats slipping along the smooth waters of the bayou as you walk along the promenade. The park is also the site of a massive metal sculpture of seven pillars that commemorate the Texas Sesquicentennial.