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George H. W. Bush statue that HFC maintains takes on deeper significance

Houston • Dec. 4, 2018

Sesquicentennial Park sits on Buffalo Bayou's banks beyond the reach of downtown Houston's outstretched skyscraper shadows. The park's eight-foot bronze statue of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush might not reach the heights of the nearby buildings, but this week when people learned of his passing, no other place in downtown seemed more important than this one.

As America’s 41st president lies in state in the U.S. Capitol rotunda, his lifetime of service to the country and what he meant to this city still stand tall in the memories of Houstonians. And as the moment fades, the respect and admiration residents have for the former president remain embodied in the sculpture.

Houston First is responsible for taking care of the statue. And while all the assets we manage are near and dear to our hearts, this one takes on a deeper meaning. The whole country is mourning a president, but we are also mourning a neighbor. So our role in maintaining the monument becomes even more important.

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