7 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Houston
How much do you really know about Houston? Whether you’ve lived here for decades or you’re new to the area, there’s always more to learn about Texas’ most populated city. You might even be surprised by some of the city’s historical secrets and other fun facts about Houston.
Fun Facts About Houston That You May Not Have Heard About:
1. There’s an 87,500 square foot cistern hidden beneath Sabine Street
According to Houston Chronicle, the structure was built during the 1920s and had been forgotten after its abandonment. More recently, the cistern was rediscovered, and you can even schedule a 30-minute guided tour through Buffalo Bayou Partnership.
2. The Hyatt downtown is home to a rotating restaurant
Most Houstonians have no idea that we have our own rotating restaurant, Spindletop, located on top of the Hyatt downtown. The dining room completes a revolution every 45 minutes, allowing guests to enjoy breathtaking views of the city at night.
3. Airmail Route didn’t get its name the way you think it did
Many Houston residents believe the street in North Houston called Airmail Route was named for the Bush airport, but that’s actually far from the truth.
The Airmail Route name dates back to the 1800s, long before planes were even invented. Back then, the road served as a main route to Dallas. Because Airmail Route ran through so many low-lying areas, the road was built above the ground, inspiring its name.