Saturday, October 30, 2010

Creepy, Scary Halloween Post #5

Donnellan Crypt

Very few Houstonians realize that as they commute over the Franklin Avenue Bridge at Louisiana St. they are actually passing over the former resting place for several members of a prominent early Houston family.

Dating back to 1849, the Donnellan Family crypt is still visible to those who choose to venture the banks of Buffalo Bayou. While the bodies have been removed and re-interred in Glenwood Cemetery, the red brick outer wall and boarded up entry remain to not only give us a glimpse of the past, but how quickly things can be forgotten as a city quickly grows.

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