Back In Time

On the Market: A $2.2 Million Time Capsule

The 1931 Minchen House, on the market for the first time ever, is a prestigious piece of Houston history.

11/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Historical House TV

Will Restoration Island Be the Next Fixer Upper?

Islanders are keeping an eye on the work Ashley and Michael Cordray are doing.

08/28/2018 By Anna Lassmann

Lodging

Hotels to Watch Out For: Rebirth of a Hollywood Icon

The Mayfair promises to bring mid-priced elegance to downtown LA.

07/02/2018 By Scott Vogel

Ice House

Why Doesn't Houston Have Its Own History Museum?

The fourth-largest city in the country doesn't have a museum dedicated to its own past. Why?

12/29/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

These Riverside Terrace Mansions Have Never Been Open to the Public—Until Now

A historic home tour will take place on December 3.

11/14/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

In Hot Water

As Floodwaters Rise, a Moment of Reckoning for Battleship Texas

Battleship Texas faces a moment of truth as millions are spent to keep it afloat.

06/28/2017 By Cara Maines

This Place Matters

First of Dislodged Freedmen's Town Historic Bricks Replaced

After an overzealous construction team damaged the priceless historical artifacts, Mayor Turner made good on his promise to set it right.

05/01/2017 Photography by Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

Meet the Houston Woman Compelled to Rescue "Homeless" Heirlooms

“If you love history, genealogy can swallow you whole,” says Janet Foster.

03/21/2017 By Elise Rambaud Marrion

Preview

The New Handbook of Houston Features Historic Bayou City Citizens Who Made a Difference

From UH's first black homecoming queen to the woman who helped Houston fight off tuberculosis, these are the people who shaped our 180-year old city.

02/02/2017 By Rafa Farihah

FINALLY

The Astrodome Gets Its Landmark Status from the Texas Historical Commission

No significant alterations can be made—including demolition—without permission from the state.

01/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Family Guide to Florida

Living History: Spending a Day in St. Augustine

The oldest continually inhabited city in the U.S. isn't just interesting for the adults.

01/23/2017 By Jamie Portwood

Historic Houston

70th Annual Preservation Conference Comes to Houston—for the First Time

Despite lackluster conservation laws, the Bayou City continues to make historic strides.

11/11/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Preservation

Saving Houston's History, One Home at a Time

Of the 15 historic Houston homes in this River Oaks oasis originally spared the wrecking ball, 11 will soon be relocated to make room for a high-rise development.

10/27/2016 By Marene Gustin

Hidden Houston

In Houston, History Hides in Plain Sight

The city’s most important movers and shakers aren’t always where you’d expect to find them.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt and Adam Doster

Hidden Houston

Courtland Place: Going Behind the Gates

How one Montrose neighborhood conserved its century-old charms

10/24/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Home & Design

What's New Is Old Again on Houston's Most Prestigious Home Tour

A contemporary Heights house with hints of vintage charm is one of nine standouts on the annual AIA Houston Home Tour.

10/20/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Viva Art Deco

The Historic Gulf Oil Building is Getting a Makeover

Downtown's historic Art Deco structure will soon connect with its neighbor and receive a facelift.

04/14/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Editor’s Note

Unnatural History

Preserving the most venerable of all Houston’s institutions.

07/09/2015 By Scott Vogel

Take a Seat

Coveted Astrodome Seats for Sale on Monday

Own a little piece of Houston's history when Astrodome seats go up for sale next week.

04/17/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Real Estate 2015

Do You Really Want to Live in a Historic District?

The pros and unlikely cons of preservation

03/30/2015 By Michael Hardy