. Brick two-storey gambral-roofed house with gracious wrap-around porch and second story balcony with columns Square columns on first floor porch are of brick. Houston often popularly referred to as the Bayou City is crossed by a number of slow-moving swampy rivers which are essential to draining the region's broad floodplains the city was founded at the convergence of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou a point today known as Allen's Landing.
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