Monday, October 31, 2011

1893 Playhouse Restoration

Playhouse prior to restoration

 The Baker Family Playhouse was constructed c.1893 by Captain James A. Baker for his daughter Alice. At the time of its construction, the Baker family lived at 1104 San Jacinto Street. Over the 118 year history of the playhouse, it moved with the family five times and entertained four generations of Baker children. In 2010, the playhouse was moved to Sam Houston Park to spare it from demolition and to allow future generations of Houston children the chance to enjoy its charm. The Heritage Society plans a full restoration of the playhouse. The playhouse is located behind the Nichols-Rice-Cherry House. 

Source:  The Heritage Society as Sam Houston Park

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