April 4, 2000 |
Until recently, Houston's interest in architectural landmarks could basically be summed up by the Witch Hat. A spooky, 20-foot cupola built in the 1900s, the Witch Hat for generations was a local icon. The house it perched on was, as well, a lone remnant of the grand Victorians that lined once-stylish Main Street. So when the house's owners planned to raze it in the 1990s, preservationists leaped to combat.
November 13, 1987 |
Poor old Houston, beaten and battered and left for dead, is showing signs of a pulse. Not a strong one, mind you. But in this city, where the oil bust ruined lives, where 250,000 people lost their jobs, any sign of life is cause for crowing. The economic gurus are proclaiming that the worst of Houston's ills are behind it.