Thursday, May 27, 2010

Frost Town Houston

Dimitri and I took a trip downtown last weekend to honor our good friend Kirk Farris and all his hard work in the past and future restoring James Bute Park/Frost Town Historic Site. What a treat to see so many local historians, celebrities and artists visit the place that was once a six block subdivision called Frost Town, circa 1891, for the dedication of a Texas Historical Marker.

Kelley Gale Amen contributed a beautiful park bench made of Texas Fossil Stone, and there were many special speakers including Robert S. Frost, an actual descendant of Frost town, and Sylvia Garcia. It turned out to be a very special day commemorating this unique historical Houston destination. Pictures from the event are linked in the title Frost Town Houston above.

I never heard Kirk say this before but on this day he mentioned that he would like to see the park include a historical home or homes like the Heritage Society Park Downtown Houston which I think is a fabulous idea. Even if it started with one home that was treated like a museum showing the history of Frost town, this would be a great start. 

Congratulations to Kirk in helping us remember and acknowledge this special historic site. If it wasn’t for Kirk’s interest and passion to revisit this area, none of us would know this neighborhood ever existed. 

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