Our trip began with a visit to the Texas City museum. The second floor is totally a model railroad exhibit.
Then we went to Heritage Square Park for a guided tour of the Davison House. The Davison Home is constructed of cypress wood brought by ship from Louisiana. Railroad ties and rebar reinforce the foundation.
Construction began in 1895 and took two years to complete. It is the only house in Heritage Square that is on its original site.
Occupied continuously by three generations of the same family for over 75 years, the structure is a fine example of late Victorian architecture as revealed in homes of the upper middle-class. It has beautiful woodwork, double parlors, a large dining room, high ceilings and a graceful entry hall and stairway.
Deep porches embrace the front side, and a round tower alcove was a favorite spot on all three floors. Much of the furniture is original.
After lunch at the Reef Seafood House we continued on a tour of the dike built to protect Texas City from hurricanes. Texas City had very little flooding even during Harvey. Unfortunately heavy showers during the afternoon limited us to a "splash and dash" tour of several historic sites.
We hope that you will join us for our upcoming day trips and events.