• St. Paul's United Methodist Church (map)
  • 5501 Main St
  • Houston, TX, 77004
  • United States
Postcard image of the legendary Shamrock Hotel and swimming pool, site of water ski shows and more. Now the site of the Texas A&M University Institute of Biosciences and Technology.

Postcard image of the legendary Shamrock Hotel and swimming pool, site of water ski shows and more. Now the site of the Texas A&M University Institute of Biosciences and Technology.

The Primetimers’ September 10 meeting will take attendees back to St. Patrick’s Day 1949 for the grand opening of the Shamrock Hotel. The “journey” will be provided by Jeff Lindemann, whose picture collection includes photos of the hotel interior, the famous swimming pool, and the stars who came. The opening is still considered by some as the “grandest and wildest event ever held in Houston.”

The program in Fondren Hall begins at 11 a.m., with social gathering at 10:30. An $8 lunch will be served at noon to those who RSVP by September 8 to info@stpaulshouston.org or 713-528-0527.