A battle rages today about tearing down the “8th Wonder of the World,” a nickname coined by Judge Roy Hofheinz for the Astrodome during its construction in the 1960s. But now another 8th Wonder stands in Old Chinatown east of downtown Houston in today’s EaDo (East Downtown) district.
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From its earliest days, the University of Houston rose to the top in athletics—not in football or basketball as you might expect, but in ice hockey. The team competed for the first time in 1934 against Rice Institute in the Polar Wave Ice Rink on McGowan Street.
by David Bush Click here to read a pdf of the full article.
To read the full text of this article by Katherine Lopez that appeared in the Spring 2005 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.
Coming to Houston Vol. 3, No. 1 (Fall 2005) Download PDFLetter from Editor Joe Pratt 4 Coming to Houston: 170 Years of Migration 12 Shattered Lives, New Beginnings: Holocaust Survivors in Houston by Jenna Berger 18 The New Latinos and Houston’s Global Pueblo by Jan Swellander Rosin 20 The Houston Catholic Worker: Casa Juan Diego, […]