I love my little town....well, it used to be little. It's really grown over the years, I guess that's a good thing but I sure miss the good ol' days.
I live up the street and to the right!
The high school stadium is so close to my house we can sit on the back porch and hear the games on Friday nights.
This is the entrance to the Baytown La Porte Tunnel. Years ago we had to go through this tunnel to get to our neighboring town.
|Fred Hartman Bridge|
The tunnel has been gone for about 20 years, now we have the Fred Hartman Bridge.
|Ross Sterling Mansion aka The Texas White House|
Built as a second home for former Texas Governor Ross Sterling and his family, the historic Ross Sterling Mansion overlooking Galveston Bay near La Porte, Texas. The 2 story Georgian estate features 21,000 sq. feet. When completed in 1927, it was said to be Texas’ largest residence. The plan for the residence came to Alfred C. Finn, the architect of the home, in 1924. Preserved in Time, the current non-profit owners of the estate, say that the home’s facade is designed to be similar to that of the White House of the United State, but 2/5’s the size! Governor Sterling knew exactly what he wanted; he simply showed Finn, the architect, a picture of the White House and basically told Finn to make it happen. And that he did.
The 9 bedroom/15 bath mansion features 34 rooms including a ball room, billiards room, bowling alley, 300 seat dining room, and much more lavish interior amenities and designs. The Sterling’s donated the mansion to charity in 1946, 3 years before Ross Sterling would pass away. The residence holds a Historic Marker.
The mansion is just down the road a ways from our home.
All of today's pictures were taken from the internet.
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Until Next Time