The oldest building in Houston is the Kellum-Noble House built ten years after the city was founded.
Nathaniel Kellum built the house for his family after he arrived in 1839, and they later operated a school out of the home.
In 1899, the city purchased the house for use in their first city park as a residence for the groundskeeper. The grounds then became home to the first zoo in Houston. In 1954 The Heritage Society was founded to save the historic house.
Located within the grounds of Sam Houston Park, the house still has its original bricks and foundation.
– Amanda Fox, The 100 Companies