Astrodome Gets Historical Marker on May 29

 

June 3, 2015: Astro fans are allowed to walk on the ground under the hallowed Astrodome ceiling on a day they came to pick up thousands of seats they had purchased from the iconic venue.

June 3, 2015: Ardent Astro fans Bob Dorrill (L) and Yours Truly Bill McCurdy wore the team’s colors for the grand occasion. See all the chairs stacked behind us? They are all set to go home.

6/03/15: If you could simply fit two joined seats together into the back of a Nissan Rogue, you were halfway home, even if your old diehard heart did linger for days in that great hall of all your life.

06/03/15: Our “Love of the Game” includes our ability to share our dreams with each other, our willingness to share bitter disappointment with each other, and our ability to soar with the eagles of hope when our dreams either finally come true, or else, just seem to be getting close to true. ~ We never give up.

Next Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 3:00 PM, almost two months beyond the 53rd anniversary of the Astrodome’s April 9, 1965 official opening, the Astrodome will receive its State of Texas Historical Marker at a special ceremony that seals its official importance to the city, the state, and the world.

Please check out the linked article by Craig Hlavaty of the Houston Chronicle about this “historic creeper” in Houston cultural development. (You do know what an “historic creeper” is, don’t you? In our contextual belief, it is any historic development that is far larger than the relatively quiet shoes it wore to the gate of mattering.) It isn’t everyday that the City of Houston accepts a sign that any building within its city limits is ever too important to be torn down and turned into a parking lot. Most often, all a Houston building has to do to find the wrecking ball is grow old in the eyes of an owner who wants to do something else with the space.

Kudos to Mike Vance of the Harris County Historical Commission and Houston Astros team historian and authentication manager Mike Acosta for all they did to make this event a reality.

By the way, if you are planning to be there for the 3 PM event, please note that the parking area will open at 2 PM.

THE LINK IS ….

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/The-Astrodome-s-long-awaited-historical-marker-12940521.php

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

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One Response to “Astrodome Gets Historical Marker on May 29”

  1. maxwell1901 Says:

    Well done Mike x2 on your valiant efforts – you worked hard and you succeeded. Best of luck with the Astrodome event on Tuesday.

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