William Dylan Powell - SECRET HOUSTON

Start: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 6:30pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006

What's the best place in Houston to watch ostrich racing? Is there really buried treasure in Hermann Park? Do you know where to catch life jazz on the site that once housed Houston's Capitol of the Republic of Texas, or enjoy world-class Cajun food in a church cloister from the 1800s? You'll find the answers to these questions and more in SECRET HOUSTON: A GUIDE TO THE WEIRD, WONDERFUL, AND OBSCURE - your guide to H-Town's offbeat, overlooked, and unknown. This book will take native Houstonians and fresh-off-the-freeway "Newstonians" alike on a behind-the-scenes look at the funkiest bits of the nation's fourth-largest city.

Did you know Memorial Park was once a World War I training camp? Or the original use of the Last Concert Cafe and why its front door was always kept locked? And what's up with that old, mysterious crypt built into the bank of the bayou or that weird golden dome out on the west side?

Local writer and longtime Houstonian William Dylan Powell helps you unlock the Bayou City's most intriguing, entertaining, and arcane secrets in this guidebook to the obscure. Some of these secrets you can enjoy today, while others are merely ghosts, legends, or shadows of our city's past. But they're all waiting for you to explore right now in SECRET HOUSTON.


For the last 20 years, William Dylan Powell has been a professional writer in Houston. He is the author of eight books, including Lost Houston, Houston Then & Now, and 100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die (Second Edition). He lives on the west side. For more information on his books about Texas, visit booksabouttexas.com. Follow him on Twitter @houstonwriter, or at his author pages on Facebook and Instagram. Share your experiences on social media using #SecretHouston.

Secret Houston: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure Cover Image
$20.95
ISBN: 9781681062099
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Published: Reedy Press - October 15th, 2019