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East End Houston Hosts Texas Society of Architects Tour

East End Houston Hosts Texas Society of Architects Tour

More than 3,000 architects and associated professionals gathered at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center for the Texas Society of Architects 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo, the premier design event in the Southwest.

DSCF3817As part of the convention, a special breakout tour of Houston’s East End was provided to interested parties. Coordinated and hosted by Doug Childers, Vice President of Morris Architects and current Board Chairman of the East End Chamber of Commerce and France Castañeda Dyess, President of the East End Chamber of Commerce, the two-hour bus tour rolled through the East End. Diane Schenke, President of the Greater East End Management District, and Anton Sinkewich, President of the East Downtown Management District, were both on hand to provide commentary of the urban planning, architecture, and development of their home turf.

DSCF3830The tour included stops at the Skelly Family’s renovation project of old Houston Fire Station #2 and accompanying Victorian bungalows, lunch on the Navigation Esplanade served by the East Ender Chef John Avila of El Burro & the Bull, and a tour of START Houston, the East End’s own co-working technology incubator.

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Slideshow: Sunday Streets, East End Edition

Despite the rain, the East End Community came out in numbers to enjoy themselves on an empty Navigation Boulevard during Sunday's Cigna Sunday Streets in the East End. Cigna Sunday Streets Houston provides a family-friendly opportunity to be physically active. For four hours one Sunday a month, selected Houston streets are closed to motorized traffic…

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East End Residents Invited to Memorial Park Master Plan Update Meeting

East End Residents Invited to Memorial Park Master Plan Update Meeting

Did you know that Houston's Memorial Park is twice as large as New York City's Central Park? Located inside Loop 610 between I-10 and Buffalo Bayou, Memorial Park offers all types of recreation from picnicking and bird watching to soccer and swimming. Memorial Park welcomes people from all across the city to enjoy nature and…

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