Step Back in Time at Sam Houston Park
Do you want to take a journey back to another century?
If so, head to Sam Houston Park where The Heritage Society displays an array of historic structures that span the city's history from statehood to the oil boom of the early twentieth century.
All have been restored to reflect their respective time periods, and those not to be missed include:
Fourth Ward Cottage
The Fourth Ward Cottage was home to a German immigrant family until 1883 when it became a rental property for more than one hundred years. It offers a shotgun layout as it's the result of two separate buildings joined together. Today, visitors can see how the structure had changed over the years to meet residents' needs and discover the items found in the attic when it was moved to the park in 2002.
The Staiti House was built as a speculative home and was purchased in 1905 by oil pioneer Henry Staiti. It features early modern amenities such as electric lighting, an intercom system, and a built-in icebox, and the furnishes depict the Staiti family's lifestyle in the early twentieth century.
Constructed in 1823, Old Place once stood on the banks of Clear Creek, and it is an excellent example of early Texas frontier architecture. Originally one room, it was built of roughly hewn logs and mortise and tenon jointure. It is now where visitors can learn about the hardships immigrants faced when they settled in colonial Texas in Austin's Colony. Features include a fireplace, bed, small dining set, barrels, and various dishes.
Sam Houston Park is just one of the many attractions near Alexan Enclave Apartments. If you are looking for a place to call home, please contact us to schedule a tour where we can show you our amenities firsthand.