1019 Commerce Street
Houston, TX 77002
Allen’s Landing Walking Tour
5:30pm ticket purchase, 6-7:30pm tour
Meet at Allen’s Landing (1019 Commerce at Main Street)
$10/$7 for Preservation Houston and Bayou Buddies members
Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Preservation Houston (PH) for a tour of Allen’s Landing, referred to as “Houston’s Plymouth Rock,” the spot where our city was founded by the Allen brothers in 1836. Learn about the historic buildings nearby and hear about future plans for renovating the 1910 Sunset Coffee Building to be completed in 2014.
Allen’s Landing is sometimes called “Houston’s Plymouth Rock,” and with good reason-It is the spot where the city’s founders, Augustus and John Kirby Allen, set foot on the land that would become Houston. Allen’s Landing became the original site of the Port of Houston in 1840 and for many years was the center of trade in the city. The site fell into decline through the 20th century, but is now finding new life as a park destination along Buffalo Bayou’s banks. Our tour tells the history of Allen’s Landing and looks at turn-of-the-century warehouses, a former neighborhood saloon with a checkered past and the restored Willow Street Pump Station, the centerpiece of Houston’s first sewer system.