Ghost-story hub and beer bar Brewery Tap reopened this weekend, after about nearly 11 months of remodeling in the wake of a January ownership swap. The bar is located in the building at 717 Franklin St., preivously part of Houston Ice & Brewing Co.’s Magnolia Brewery complex on the edge of Buffalo Bayou. Down the slope beneath the Franklin St. bridge is the mid-1800’s crypt previously occupied by the remains of 3 members of the Donnellan family; the early Houston settler and his wife and son were moved west to Glenwood Cemetery around 1903, after which the crypt was incorporated into the structure of the Franklin St. bridge:
The former gravesite got relatively de-graffiti’d prior to this year’s opening of additional Buffalo Bayou bike trail running alongside it.
- Historic burial vault lies hidden in plain sight under downtown Houston bridge [Houston Chronicle]
- Texas Traveler: Houston Haunts [Houston Press]
- Houston Ice & Brewing Co.’s Magnolia Brewery [Houstorian]