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Morgan's Point is a small promontary on Galveston Bay located where Buffalo Bayou (at this stage the Ship Channel) enters Galveston Bay, on the Southern side of the channel. It is actually pretty high (for Houston!) above Galveston Bay shoreline with a certain and noticeable drop towards the shore! This location allows for the area to be relatively windy and less hot in the summer than most places in Houston. Morgan's point proper is actually a nice place to look at huge tankers passing by, and is popular for fishing.
It was chosen at the beginning of the XXth century by wealthy Houstonian to build their fancy summer houses. There are still a few of these to be seen along Galveston Bay, just South of Morgan's Point, on Bay Ridge Road:
311 Bay Ridge Rd: 1928, built by John F. Staub
431 bay Ridge Rd:1928, built by Joseph Finger
515 Bay Ridge Rd: 1928, built by Alfred C. Finn (this picture), servants quarter on the other side of the road.
[Info from the book "Houston Architectural guide" by the American Institute Architects, Houston]
Bay Ridge road is a nice place to bicycle or walk as traffic is rare.
Directions: Forty-five minutes south/southwest of Houston.
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