The “Gateways” project of the San Jacinto Historic District was conceived as a regional themed beautification project designed to highlight the rich historic assets of the 11-city district and to visually demark the entrance to each city.
The first gateway was erected in La Porte in 2008. Since then, seven more have been completed in the cities of Baytown, Jacinto City, Morgan’s Point, Pearland, Seabrook, Shoreacres, and South Houston; bringing the total completed to 8 out of 10 committed. The final two gateway projects for the cities of Deer Park and Galena Park are currently underway.
Each gateway is architecturally unique, featuring elements that symbolize the particular history or character of the participating city -- yet all are unified through the inclusion of the star of San Jacinto somewhere in the design. Each gateway also compliments the corridor standards adopted by the region.