The old house and old bell in Sam Houston or City Park are its chief attractions. The house was erected in 1840, and has solid brick walls and heavy timbers. The old bell, set up in a small structure built for it, was taken at Galveston by the Confederates from the gunboat Harriet Lane", and brought to Houston. It now rings out the opening and closing hours of the park." [From back of postcard]. This date was approximated by researching the building or site depicted on the postcard, or by examining the appearance of the postcard itself.
"House and bell, Sam Houston Park, Houston, Texas.." (1900) Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/36982.
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