Sing a song of Houston

On Monday, March 7, Preservation Houston donated the restored 1915 prototype of the City of Houston flag to Houston Public Library’s Houston Metropolitan Research Center. The flag will be displayed in the historic Julia Ideson library building downtown.

If you couldn’t attend the program, you missed the Houston Saengerbund and what might have been the first performance of the Houston Municipal Song in a century. The Houston Chronicle’s Lisa Gray picked up the story of the song in her online column today.

We’re happy to share the performance with you here. Preservation Houston greatly appreciates the efforts of the members of the Houston Saengerbund Maennerchor and their musical director, Mary Kay Buehler. Special thanks to Pier & Beam co-chair Dave Morris for arranging the Saengerbund’s appearance and to Special Projects Director Jim Parsons for recording the event and preparing the video.


Also, browse some photos from the March 7 flag donation event: