Over the decades our community has lost priceless architectural treasures without public notice or care. Most of the time these historic structures are demolished with great speed in hopes that the act will go unnoticed by the press or concerned citizens.
It is a sad fact of life that historical preservation in Houston is viewed by the real estate community as a blight on their profit margins.
The politicians agree there is a need in the city for our history to be saved but fall way short of tangible actions to see that it happens.
Citizen's who have made great fortunes in Houston have declined to participate in the preservation of our past on the same level that the art's are supported.
We have huge foundations worth billions of dollars but still the cries of the over worked volunteers and underfunded historical organizations go largely unanswered.
Houston's past is like no other city in the USA. We have accomplished so much in such a short period of time it amazes me why we still have not been able to properly pay tribute to that fact! Pretty soon our opportunity to help preserve our architectural past will have gone away because there will be nothing left to save, restore and present to the public. The preservation of our past gives our community a sense of unity, a common ground upon which to stand and make our present life better! Story J. Sloane III
These photographs of the Jim West mansion were made back in 1929 when the home was first opened. I have included several detail shots of specific items found in the rooms in order to paint a better picture of what we have already lost. This home should not be destroyed! It should be restored and presented to the public as an example of what can be accomplished in the way of historical architectural preservation. To learn more about efforts underway to save this magnificent mansion please go to: Preserved in Time . org website..
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THE PRESERVATION OF THIS HOME IS IMPORTANT! MAKE A STATEMENT BY BECOMING INVOLVED TO MAKE IT A REALITY!
ROSS STERLING MANSION - HELP SAVE A PART OF HISTORY!