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 Top Historic Park

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

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.

Cypress Top Historic Park

Highlights

In 1851 railroad went through the area and Cypress Top Post Office was established.

Cypress Top Historic Park

In the early 1900’s, the discovery of a hot artesian well developed into the Houston Hot Well Sanitarium and Hotel.

Cypress Top Historic Park

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.

Cypress Top Historic Park

In 1956, the Humble Oil Station was built and is now part of this Historic site.

Cypress Top Historic Park

Today, Cypress Top Historic Park preserves the remnants of the railroad community. Harris County Precinct 3 are the caretakers.

Cypress Top Historic Park

Travel Tips:

  • 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!

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Born and raised in South Florida, Angela Moved to Houston 10 years ago to follow her dreams with a corporate start-up. Ten years later, she is now following a new dream of retiring from corporate life in five years to travel full time as a sponsored travel blogger. Come along the journey with her as she makes the dream come true.

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