The building located at 813 Congress has at various times housed a trading post, stage stop, coffeehouse, slave market, and bakery. It currently is home to the La Carafe Bar. It was built in 1860 after a fire destroyed the original 1847 wooden…

Today the former site of the Houston prisoner of war camp is located on the site of a younger though historical building in its own right, the Merchant and Manufacturer’s building. If not for a state historical marker placed in 1965, there would be…

Fanthorp Inn, located in Anderson, Texas, is a fine example of an early Texas stagecoach inn. It first opened its doors in 1834 and mainly served travelers on the La Bahia Trail. Over time it became an important postal stop between the growing…