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  Downtown Houston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Downtown Houston was on the threshold of a boom in 1970 with 8.7 million square feet (800,000 m²) of office space planned or under construction and huge projects being launched by real estate developers.
Skyscraper construction in downtown Houston came to an end in the mid-1980s with the collapse of Houston's energy industry and the resulting severe economic recession.
Downtown Houston is home to the flagship Foley's Department Store (founded in 1900), which moved to its current location in 1947.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Downtown_Houston   (1486 words)

  
 Downtown Houston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Downtown Houston Inc. recently acquired property owned by the Forbes family at the corner of Pine Street and Grand Avenue that was destroyed by fire in April 1999.
Downtown Houston Inc. recently filed paperwork with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to remove tanks at the northeast corner of the tract.
Downtown Houston Inc., a downtown revitalization group, is acquiring the rest of the block.
www.houstonherald.com /downtown.html   (5987 words)

  
 University of Houston-Downtown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With an enrollment of about 11,000 students, UHD is the second-largest institution of the University of Houston System.
UHD was created in 1974 from South Texas Junior College (established 1967), a two-year college in downtown Houston which had been bought out by the University of Houston.
The UHD campus is located in three buildings at the north end of Houston's downtown district, next to the crossing of Interstate 10 and Main Street.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/University_of_Houston-Downtown   (267 words)

  
 Houston Texas Travel Guide
Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States, has a magnificent skyline, defined by the impressive skyscrapers built by some of the largest corporations the United States and the world.
Houston Museum of Fine Arts - founded in 1900, this was the first art museum in Texas, and now ranks as the sixth largest museum in the country.
Houston Tours - a variety of tours of downtown Houston and the Museum District that inform visitors about historical, architectural and cultural highlights of the city.
www.olcg.com /tx/houston/main.php?city2=Houston&state2=tx&statedes=Texas   (2710 words)

  
 Entertainment in the Heights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The new ballpark is located on the east side of downtown Houston at the corner of Crawford and Texas streets, adjacent to historic Union Station and near the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Downtown Houston is one of only five cities in the United States with permanent ballet, orchestra, symphony and theater companies.
Houston is one of only five cities in the United States with permanent professional resident companies in all of the major performing arts disciplines - opera, ballet, music and theater.
www.houstonheightsonline.com /downtown.asp   (566 words)

  
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Downtown Houston is home to dramatic 20th Century skyscrapers housing the offices where many of downtown’s 140,000 workers are employed, a world-class Theater District, a growing residential population, a popular nightlife scene centered in the Historic District, new light rail, an enhanced convention center and numerous new hotels.
The Houston Downtown Management District has facilitated many of the public and private projects that have transformed downtown over the last decade.
To accelerate the renewal of the city's urban core, the District set several important goals with quality of life as the underlying theme: building a lasting constituency for downtown; recruiting investors, retailers and tenants while retaining those already downtown; and making downtown clean, safe and attractive.
www.downtowndistrict.org   (173 words)

  
 Central Houston - Main Street Square
HOUSTON, TX May 8, 2002 - Main Street Square, Houston's downtown central plaza, will boast innovative architecture and a design built around two light rail stations in the 900 and 1100 blocks of Main Street.
Additionally, the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County have commissioned artists Michael Davis of San Pedro, CA and Floyd Newsum of Houston to incorporate Houston-inspired art as a creative design element.
Central Houston Civic Improvement, Inc. is the charitable affiliate of Central Houston, Inc., a member organization dedicated to the revitalization of Houston's downtown and center city.
www.centralhouston.org /Home/AboutCentralHouston/CentralHoustonNews/MainStreetSquare   (1034 words)

  
 Houston: Tour Downtown Through Postcards, Skyline
We can compare it to the Houston skyline in 1940 when Houston was "America's fastest growing city." It is interesting to point out that in 1920, Texas' largest city was San Antonio, with a population of 161,379.
Dallas was next with 158,976, while Houston was the third largest city with 138,276 in 1920, about the same population as today's City of Pasadena, a Houston suburb.
The linen postcard of the 1940 skyline is a C.T. Art-Colortone, published by Seawall Specialty Co. of Houston and Galveston.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/lcseiler/houdown.htm   (453 words)

  
 Houston Theater District - World-class performing arts in the heart of Houston, Texas
The Houston Theater District is ranked second in the nation for the number of theater seats in a concentrated downtown area and is one of only five cities with permanent professional resident companies in all of the major performing arts disciplines of opera, ballet, music, and theater.
Houston remains one of the most hospitable cities in the world.
Houston has an amazing selection of cuisine to choose from, with menus created by world-renowned culinary greats.
www.houstontheaterdistrict.org   (835 words)

  
 TexasFreeway.com > Houston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Port of Houston is one of the busiest ports in the United States and second in the world in foreign tonnage.
Houston has much to offer, including the lowest cost of living and the least-expensive housing among 27 major U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of more than 1.7 million.
Gulf of Mexico, Houston is close to sunny beaches, one of the United States' largest concentrations of pleasure boats and tourist attractions such as the
www.texasfreeway.com /houston/houston.shtml   (1095 words)

  
 Houston Downtown Living Houston Real Estate
Houston Downtown Living.com brings you the absolute best in urban, highrise and luxury living in Houston, TX.
Houston Downtown Living.com is brought to you by Maximillian Roemer.
At Houston Downtown Living, you can find the home of your dreams in downtown, uptown, midtown, and neartown.
www.houstondowntownliving.com   (240 words)

  
 Downtown Houston Guide | Houston Work - Living - Shopping - Dining - for Houston Downtown destinations
Both neighborhood residents and Houston commuters will encounter closed and converged roadways during the duration of this construction as is typical with projects of these sorts.
For many years the University of Houston Downtown sat in the shadow of the University of Houston's main campus.
In Houston's Downtown district we have witnessed the rebirth of many commercial and historical buildings into residential lofts and apartments.
www.downtownhouston.com   (814 words)

  
 HOUSTONTRAVELGUIDE.COM: Houston, Texas Downtown Tunnel Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Over the years, other downtown buildings were connected by tunnels, but it was Houston's construction boom during the 1960s and 1970s that inspired private developers to expand the Tunnel to most of its present form.
Set about twenty feet below Houston's downtown street system, today's seven-mile Tunnel is a series of underground passageways which, with above-ground skywalks, link office towers to hotels, banks, corporate and government offices, restaurants, retail stores, and the Theater District.
Most of the Tunnel is not owned by the City of Houston but by building property owners who lease space in their buildings' lower levels to retailers.
www.houstontravelguide.com /tours/tunnel.shtml   (650 words)

  
 Free Downtown Houston Real Estate Information. Call 713-384-5177. HoustonProperties.Com
For the last several years, downtown Houston has been undergoing a dramatic transformation that the Houston real estate market has not seen since the Allen brother first established the city of Houston in the early 1800's.
Dozens of new Houston real estate properties and hundreds of restaurants and shops have been added to the heart of the city, offering a unique downtown Houston living in beautiful lofts and condos.
Houston city dwellers have an evolving 90-block area in the historic district, which features clubs, restaurants, shops and convenient parking.
www.houstonproperties.com /downtown.html   (223 words)

  
 Downtown Houston Apartment - Search Downtown Houston Apartments
You really can ask us for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment near a special area in Downtown Houston with a fireplace, garden tub, 2 walk-in closets, a washer and dryer, and an attached garage in a community that features access gates, fitness center and a business center.
Moving to Downtown Houston will be a painless process with the help of our network of professional locators.
You will no longer have to spend your time and energy searching Downtown Houston apartments that do not offer the options that you are looking for; instead you can spend time picking from Downtown Houston apartments that have been prescreened to be exactly what you are wanting.
www.houstonlocators.com /Apartment/downtown_houston_apartment.asp   (434 words)

  
 Clarks - Downtown Houston
Welcome to Clark's Recording Studio, Houston preimer location for sound, created by the fusion of a working recording studio and a thriving dance club.
Clark's is located at 314 Main St, between Preston and Congress, in the heart of Houston's Downtown Historic District.
Metro's new light rail runs through downtown Houston with the Preston St Station conviently situated directly in front of Clark's, along with the many restaurants.
www.clarksrecording.com   (126 words)

  
 abc13.com: News from KTRK, around Houston and southeast Texas
"Downtown Houston suffers from a lack of residential space," theorized downtown worker David Breston.
Downtown Houston may finally be getting the boost it needs -- a $200 million Houston Pavilions complex, straddling three surface parking lots.
In fact, city leaders say downtown Houston is much less vibrant than a lot of smaller cities across the country.
abclocal.go.com /ktrk/story?section=local&id=3846399   (482 words)

  
 About Houston > Exploring Downtown
The opening of the Bayou Place complex has especially generated excitement because it provides a variety of restaurants and entertainment options in one facility.
And this is just one of the places to visit in downtown.
The Downtown Historic District, in the north end of downtown, has many of Houston's oldest and architecturally unique buildings, some dating back to the 1860s.
www.houstontx.gov /abouthouston/exploringdowntown.html   (123 words)

  
 Downtown Entertainment District   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Downtown Entertainment District—a safe, fun and walkable neighborhood featuring more than 70 bars, clubs, lounges, restaurants and hotels in Houston’s historic center, only a few blocks from the city’s world-famous Theater and Sports/Convention districts.
The Downtown Entertainment District brings Houstonians of all ages and interests—and visitors from around the world—together for the best entertainment the city has to offer.
Because the Downtown Entertainment District is not only the heart of the city, it’s the center of it all.
www.deda.org   (133 words)

  
 Metroblogging Houston: Homeland is secure in downtown Houston
I was downtown the other day when I spotted a little hidden-away park I had never seen.
It is at St. Joseph Pkwy and LaBranch downtown nearly under the Pierce elevated (I-45.) To the west of the hospital is a hospice care center with the little park...
Written from the perspective of people who live, work, and play here every day, Houston is one of over forty five (and growing) blogs in the globe-spanning Metroblogging network.
houston.metblogs.com /archives/2005/02/i_was_downtown.phtml   (720 words)

  
 City of Houston
So much so that Houston is one of the top cities in the country in both technological advancement and access to the Internet.
To complement the artistic endeavors of the private sector, the City of Houston's ongoing vision to emphasize public art continues to expand the opportunities for citizens to enjoy art in public spaces.
In 1999, the City of Houston established an ordinance mandating that 1.75% of qualified Capital Improvement Project monies be set aside for civic art.
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 Downtown Houston Pachyderm Club
He is an active member of the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston Association of Realtors, the Urban Land Institute, and a Trustee of the Houston Realty Breakfast Club.
She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, and the Texas District and County Attorney's Association.
She is a graduate of the University of Houston, and received a law degree from South Texas College of Law.
www.pachyderms.org /downtownhouston   (2664 words)

  
 Houston Hotels : Crowne Plaza Houston - Downtown : Texas : Hotel Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Every major downtown Houston attraction, such as the Bayou Place Entertainment Center, Theatre District, Minute Maid Park - Home of the Astros, and the George R. Brown Convention Center are within walking distance of the hotel.
Crowne Plaza Houston - Downtown is conveniently located 15 minutes from Reliant Park, 3.5 miles from the Texas Medical Center, 30 minutes from Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport, and 25 minutes from William P. Hobby Airport.
The Crowne Plaza Houston Downtown is owned and operated by MHI Hotels.
www.cphoudtwn.crowneplaza.com   (499 words)

  
 Houston Loft Townhomes Near Downtown Houston, Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Each townhome features 3 floors, with a stained concrete first floor, a pine second floor living area, and a carpeted third floor master bedroom.
Many of these homes feature spectacular downtown views, high ceilings, balconies, and large yards.
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www.houstonloft.net   (71 words)

  
 stpatsparade
However, interest in the Irish and their happy ways were awakened when Houston oilman, Glen McCarthy, built the Shamrock Hotel in the late 1940's.
Throughout the 47-year history of the parade, a handful of people have run the parade with the high standard that the parade is a showcase of Irish fun and Culture of the whole family.
The Houston St. Patrick's Parade Commission is dedicated to restoring the Houston parade back to its original glory.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/Irish_Aires/stpatspa.htm   (862 words)

  
 Map and Directions
UHD's dynamic campus is located at One Main Street in downtown Houston, easily accessed from all major freeways.
For a closer view of UHD's campus in relationship to the streets of downtown Houston, including parking lots and vehicle entrances, check the UHD Location Map.
METRO Bus Passes and Schedules are available, along with tokens, at the Information Center, located on the third floor of the One Main Building.
www.dt.uh.edu /about/map.htm   (359 words)

  
 Houston Strategies: The booming population of downtown Houston
Houston Strategies: The booming population of downtown Houston
I eagerly searched a recent Brookings report on the population growth of downtowns for information specific to Houston.
I still find it hard to believe we actually lost downtown population during the 1990s, esp. if you were to consider Midtown as really an extended part of downtown - or consider the new residential just east of Minute Maid and the GRB.
houstonstrategies.blogspot.com /2005/11/booming-population-of-downtown-houston.html   (1498 words)

  
 TexasFreeway > Houston > Photo Gallery > Downtown Houston Freeways, Page 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This wide and cluttered section of freeway is difficult to photograph, but hopefully this conveys some of the scope.
Interstate 10 is depressed in a trench, unlike the other freeways immediately surrounding downtown which are elevated.
Interstate 10 is 6 lanes wide on the north side of downtown.
www.texasfreeway.com /houston/photos/downtown/downtown_houston_pt2.shtml   (213 words)

  
 Houston Guide | Houston Attractions Listings, directory of attractions, sights, tours and fun things to do
The facility features seasonal live racing on a 7/8-mile turf track and on a one-mile, oval dirt track — touted to be one of the best surfaces in the nation.
Details: 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West; simulcasts from horse tracks around the world shown daily at 10:30 a.m.; general admission $3 for adults, $1 for seniors and free for children under 12; (281) 807-8760; www.shrp.com.
Downtown tours include the Downtown Tunnel System, historic places and panoramic views from the best observation spots.
www.houston-guide.com /guide/attract/attractlistings.html   (1392 words)

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