Ghosts of Houston's Market Square Park

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Visitors to Market Square Park can pause on their stroll through the downtown centerpiece for a palpable experience of its past. Houston’s first four city halls laid their foundations here, and relics of the square’s heritage remain embedded in the sidewalks of the park. Chalk up a chance sneeze on Milam Street to the final ghostly gasp of dust from Robert Boyce’s sawpits. Step from Congress Street into La Carafe, Houston’s oldest commercial building, for the kind of atmosphere that even deceased bartenders are reluctant to leave. From the phantom tailors above Treebeard’s to the forgotten mysteries of the town’s founding, Sandra Lord and Debe Branning resurrect the history humming through the four blocks surrounding Market Square Park.
ISBN: 9781467141307
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Texas
Series: Haunted America
Images: 44
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
After thirty years at the helm of Discover Houston Tours, the city’s first and longest continually operating public guided tour company, Sandra Lord finally has the time to conduct in-depth research into Houston’s history and seek out the neglected heritage of her adopted hometown. Author of the forthcoming Haunted Phoenix, Debe Branning is director of the MVD Ghostchasers of Arizona. She is also a member of the Association for Gravestone Studies, the Pioneers’ Cemetery Association and the Arizona Genealogical Society.
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