We in Houston welcome them with open arms, for however long we get to have them back.
Less than a month after foreclosure proceedings put the brakes on Pearland’s WaterLights District and Presidential Park & Gardens, the homeless presidents are heading out, a company official said.
From 9 a.m. to noon today, workers using cranes will load the remaining presidents aboard three 18-wheelers for the trip to the Heights in Houston. Making the roughly 12-mile trip will be George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Frankin D. Roosevelt, John Kennedy and George H. Bush.
A sculpture of President Barack Obama was displayed at the site for 24 hours, drawing 700 visitors, but was moved to Houston last year.
Until a new location for the presidential park is found, the statues will remain in the Heights at the studio of artist David Adickes, who designed and sculpted the presidential busts, said David Goswick, spokesman for Boardwalk at the Spectrum LP, the developer.