Historic Preservation Houston

The 1823 Old Place is known to be the oldest building in Harris County, Houston, Texas. It is an example of early Texas frontier architecture. Constructed of roughly hewn cedar logs and mortise and tenon jointure, the original one-room building was encapsulated inside larger additions in later years. It was moved from the bank of Clear Creek to Sam Houston Park in 1973 and restored. The cabin now illustrates the hardships faced by immigrants permitted to settle in colonial Texas in Austin’s Colony.

Reality IMT is a contributor to the AIA-Historic Restoration Committee. Our team scanned Old Place using high definition survey equipment, then processed the pointcloud data to produce this fascinating 3D as-built of the building.

Request a Quote

Step 1 of 3