The City of Houston was founded in 1837 after defeating Mexico at the Battle of San Jacinto, just 20 miles east of Houston. The Allen brothers acquired land near downtown and the rest is history. Houston has expanded into a sprawling metropolis, famous for space exploration and energy. My photos of Houston landmarks showcase the city’s most popular and historic landmarks. Purchase Prints or Framed Art Photos for display as as Wall Decor in your Houston home or office. Buy stock photos for publication.