Traveling Redhead Visits Cypress Top Historic Park . . .
My newest hobby is getting to know the area I currently live in. Cypress is an unincorporated community in Harris County, TX. This urban cluster ranks 50th in the top 100 highest-income areas in the United States. Development beginning in 1980, completely transformed the rural area into Houston’s largest upscale communities.
Cypress is home to some of the highest ranking golf courses in Texas including:
There are also many shopping venues in Cypress:
Cypress Top Historic Park
Today my son and I ventured back in time to 1840. In the bustling city of Cypress, there is a little slice of land that was once owned by Mr. and Mrs. EF Juergen .
Thanks to their Grandson Gene, this 2.4-acre historic site will never change. There is a total of five buildings on the property. The Juergen’s Family Home & Delco House featured above.
In 1851 railroad went through the area and Cypress Top Post Office was established.
In the early 1900’s, the discovery of a hot artesian well developed into the Houston Hot Well Sanitarium and Hotel.
Dance halls, such as Tin Hall & Juergen’s Hall were popular.
The railroad attracted businesses and created a district of stores, hotels, salons and The Gist Mill.
In 1956, the Humble Oil Station was built and is now part of this Historic site.
Today, Cypress Top Historic Park preserves the remnants of the railroad community. Harris County Precinct 3 are the caretakers.
- Docent Tours provided by the Cypress Historical Society.
- Photographers also use the location as a scenic place to take family photographs.
Have you been to the Cypress Top History Park in Cypress, TX? Share your visit with me in the comments below!