Houston History Mystery #3: Strange formations in east Houston
Maybe this isn't so difficult to solve, but for weeks, members of the Houston Architecture Info Forum have been trying to figure out some odd-looking ovals located off Clinton Drive.
The above image is from a WWII-era map of Houston. Note the three circular shapes set inside a pill-shaped circle. Does anyone know what this once was?
The second image is from a 1950s map of Houston. As you can see, Tite and Mississippi street cut through the area. Part of the shape remains, but it appears that the original landmark no longer exists.
The last image is from Google maps. The landmark doesn't appear to exist at all anymore.
Some have speculated that it could have been a park though no one is completely sure. Can you solve this mystery?
Meanwhile, our previous Houston History Mysteries remain unsolved:
The case of the missing murals
The case of the missing flagstaff
Labels: Houston History Mystery