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Neighborhood Tag

  • Guest Post – Archeologists Find Early Budweiser Bottle and Learn More about The German roots of Houston’s First Neighborhood

    Oct 04, 2018

    This week’s blog details a 19th century glass artifact – an early incarnation of a Budweiser beer bottle – discovered by archeologists in what is known as one of downtown Houston’s first neighborhoods, Frost Town. The details presented here by [...]

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  • Object: Toy

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0358a Toy, Jeepney Bus Filipino ca. 1982 Materials: Metal, plastic Map via: United States Department of Energy, WikiMedia Commons This is a toy bus that is modeled after a Filipino Jeepney which is a mode of public transportation in the [...]

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  • Object: Prayer book

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0048a Prayer Book Czech ca. 1892 Materials: paper, leather This Catholic prayer book was donated by the granddaughter of Joseph Schwartz, a Czech immigrant who came to Texas from Austria in 1892. Mr. Schwartz and his family came to Texas [...]

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