Long before the petrochemical plants and refineries dominated, farmers in the Pasadena area grew strawberries. Indeed, they ... More
Pasadena Heritage Park & Museum
Long before the petrochemical plants and refineries dominated, farmers in the Pasadena area grew strawberries. Indeed, they grew more strawberries than any other city and shipped them all over the country. This historical museum celebrates that past with displays of memorabilia that range from that era to modern times. On the grounds around the museum, you'll see vintage houses and a restored gazebo. One of the houses, Strawberry House, showcases lifestyles from three past decades: the 1900s, 1920s and 1940s.
Pasadena Historical Museum in Pasadena Heritage Park
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 10/29/04
Pasadena was founded in 1893 and was named for Pasadena, California. The early settlers were farmers and became famous by the 1920s for their strawberry crops. The Parks House, commonly called, "the house that strawberries built" is typical of a home that grew from a two room shelter to a spacious two story home as the successive crops of strawberries provided funds to expand the space. The Pomeroy House was built in 1908 but represents the change in the community during WW II from agricultural to industrial. Pasadena is located on the Houston Ship Channel which came to prominence in 1914 when the Port of Houston was established and blossumed during WW II. Pasadena Heritage Park also contains "Anna's House" which was built by John Pomeroy when his family grew and his mother's bedroom was needed as a nursery for a new born. Her house was built in the 1920s and she boarded many of the early teachers to the community. The Heritage Park is located on nine city lots, is bueatifully shaded and is surrounded by a white picket fence. Escape the rush of a bustling community and slip back into time. The Museum hosts several festivals each year, is available for special tours, does not have an admission fee and can be reserved for social functions. It's worth a stop, at the corner of Main & Eagle in Pasadena, just off the La Porte Freeway (State Highway 225). The Pomeroy House and Anna's House are listed on the National Registry of Historical Places.
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