In a city that is known for near constant expansion and growth, Heights Clock Tower is a relic that has stood the test of time. Located deep within the Heights neighborhood of Houston, Heights Clock Tower was built in 1894 and is one of the oldest buildings in town. Though it currently serves as a mixed use commercial property building, it was originally a textile mill. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983.

Our team at B&D Landscape Contractors was tasked with bringing life to the dated, drab looking grounds of the building. We served as Radom Capital’s general contractor for this project, in addition to our usual scope of hardscape and landscape. As one can imagine, there were unique challenges involved with working on a property as old as Heights Clock Tower; during the demo phase, we were constantly uncovering old, abandoned piping, including a four foot ring of piping of unknown origin.

The highlights of this project are as follows:

Hardscape Construction

  • New concrete sidewalks were installed and accented with a classic rock salt finish.
  • Black Star Gravel seating areas were added in the rear of the property for use by tenants.   
  • Motor court areas were updated with new pavers.
  • Festoon lighting was added to brighten up seating areas in the back of the building. 

Landscape Installation

  • Complete irrigation & drainage package
  • Fresh landscaping was added around the entire property. 
  • Custom benches and planters fabricated by Renfrow+Co were installed. 
  • A trellis was added to provide shade for one of the seating areas. 

After months of hard work, our team is proud to have updated this historic Houston property, creating a timeless look that will be enjoyed for years to come. 

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