Old Town Spring in Spring, Texas is a town that is the same as it was at the turn of the century. The town is made up of art galleries, museums, restaurants and shops. The shops are Victorian style and were built close to the original rail yards by the Great Northern Railroad during the first part of the 1900's. Some of the shops in old town are actually in the buildings that were built during this time.
The Orcoquisac Indians were the first occupants of the Spring area; they were dependant on the hunting and fishing that were abundant in the area. The Spaniards and the French established the Trading Posts that were considered to be the first merchants in the Old Town Spring area. These posts did most of their trading with the Indian tribe.
The growth and trade in the Spring, Texas area began to increase as settlers found they are in the beginning of the 1800's. After Texas gained independence from Mexico during 1836 the town continued to grow and settlers came to the area for nearly a decade after. When the railroad came to Old Town Spring in the 1870's the town began to grow even more.
Old Town Spring has around one-hundred-and-fifty shops that offer merchandise from around the world. While Old Spring Town has crafts, collectibles and antiques it also have the newest merchandise for sale in its shops. There is a wide selection to choose from whether you're looking for furniture, clothing, gifts or specialty items at the shops in Old Spring Town. There are even restaurants that you can stop at when you need a break from visiting the galleries and shopping.
Old Town Springs is located two-hundred miles to the South of Dallas and twenty-five miles to the North of Houston, Texas. Found in North Harris County the town of Spring, Texas which old Spring Town is in can be found one mile to the east of I-45 at the end of the Spring-Cypress Road. This is where the railroad tracks are crossed by Hardy Road. Midway and Main streets along with the streets that cross them make up the core of Old Spring Town in Spring, Texas.
There are a number of services for those that choose to visit Old Spring Town. The Creek Side Plaza which is located at 417 Gentry provides the chance to visit twenty-five shops. Creek Side Plaza also provides a shaded asphalt parking lot in front of every shop in the plaza. The end of Midway Street provides the historic Doering Court offering a wide range of merchandise in a shaded setting.
There is also a rather unique area for shopping that has a western artist known as Nonhof Properties. The Old Town Spring Improvement District is also among the services provided at Old Town Spring. If you have a love of shopping, art and history there is no better place to visit than Old Town Spring in Spring, Texas. Spend the day taking a step back at time as you enjoy the sites at your own pace.