Hidden Houston
Hidden Houston

The hidden history of Midtown and what it means for an ambitious area's future

The hidden history of Midtown and what it means for an ambitious area's future

Midtown Hidden Houston

Nestled in between the heart of downtown Houston and the Texas Medical Center, the 725 acres, 22 miles of streets and 325 city blocks that constitute Midtown holds history otherwise forgotten in other gentrified areas of the fourth largest city in the country.

Yes, today Midtown is one of Houston's most culturally diverse areas while its commercial and residential locales have become some of the most prized in the city. With a thriving mixed-use community, Midtown offers an environment that exemplifies the experience of urban living. But it hasn't always had a premier standing. 

In this Hidden Houston video vignette, hear from residents, visitors, pioneer businesses and investors who have experienced the change, and love the area's blend of new attractions and yesterday appeal.

Click on the photo (above) or here to watch the video, produced by Houston's Voice.

Editor's note: Hidden Houston is interactive multimedia series that aims to reveal the many things that are unique about the Bayou City and its surrounding areas.