Corpus Christi, TX
Heritage Park in Corpus Christi
Located just north of downtown Corpus Christi, Heritage Park transports visitors back in time. Here, turn-of-the-century homes have been relocated and restored to their original condition. The nine homes now are occupied by the offices of non-profit organizations.
Originally, the area was known as 'Irishtown,' until severe damage from the Hurricane of 1919 swept away most of the homes from the area.
Visitors can take a self-guided tour at any time, and can look inside the homes during operating hours of the non-profits that occupy them. Guided tours are also available during the week. Hours are limited, so call ahead.
The enclave of relocated houses tells the story of many well-known families who helped build and steer the city.
The homes include:
- The McCampbell House - The family nearly perished during the 1919 Hurricane, when floodwaters reached the second-story porch and the occupants were forced into the attic to escape certain death.
- The Sidbury House - Built and occupied by businesswoman Charlotte Scott Sidbury. She steered a lumber business to great success after her husband's death, and built the home as a rental property to make use of excess lumber inventory. Sidbury became the first woman to sit on the Board of Directors for Corpus Christi National Bank.