Record Home Prices for Houston; White Oak Music Hall Suit Now Aimed at City, Too

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  • “Emancipation became a city park in 1918, effectively making it Houston’s oldest park; its creation predates Sam Houston Park which opened in 1900.”

    Looks like some people’s reasoning abilities is very limited. While the land where the park now resides might have been purchased to celebrate “Emancipation Day” before 1900, it was in fact PRIVATE PROPERTY and thus did not constitute a city park. If you count the REAL dates of creation, Emancipation Park comes in twelfth, and no amount of revisionist history will change that.

  • keep fighting the good fight WR! how does that saying go? “first they came for our municipal park founding date chronology…” or something like that?

  • Not sure why they would claim that, although I’m guessing that if they had made it a public park they would not have been allowed to use it anymore, especially not to celebrate emancipation in the 19th century. May be why they kept it under private ownership. Does anyone know if it was publicly accessible? Either way it’s a pretty important piece of land.