Today marks the birthday of the City of Houston.
174 years ago toady Augustus and John Kirby Allen posted in the Texas Register an advert announcing the "Town of Houston". The rest, as we say, is history.
Houston Fire Department regulations prohibit the lighting of so many candles, so a cake was not in order. However, to honor his courage and foresight, here is the final resting place of John Kirby Allen. Located in Founders Cemetery on W. Dallas St. just a few miles from where he and his brother landed on Buffalo Bayou, he lies forever watching over the continued growth of his dreams and labors.