This Houston Public Media video, although slightly lo...ong, is a fascinating look a the history of Houston's west side, as it transitioned from prairie and vegetable farms to the urban center known today as Uptown. 

The two best quotes...

  • In 1948, a local reported described the roads in the Uptown/Galleria area as "... lonely, unlit, pockmarked booby traps for nocturnal animals and boozed up motorists."  Possibly still some truth in that statement!
  • And when Loop 610 was opened, "Houston residents believed that there would be no more conjested streets and traffic jams on the west side." Nope, then got that one dead wrong!  


Enjoy this look at Historic Houston!