At Thirteen48 we believe that micro experiences make for truly unique and memorable moments. Whether we're designing and styling an event or teaching craft workshops we're always focused on creating a one-of-a-kind experience.
MEET THE FOUNDERS
Jess and Summer met in a corporate setting where they were responsible for planning and executing executive experiences. Although motivated by the fast-paced nature of a corporate setting they felt a desire to chase after their creative passions. Knowing that her sister-in-law Pilar an engineer felt the same Jess arranged a meeting and Thirteen48 was born.
At the core we believe that intimate events create beautiful personalized experiences and are passionate about championing this platform to create memorable experiences for their clients.
HISTORY OF THE PROPERTY
Built in 1902, Thirteen48 was originally located across the street from where it sits today. Built by Rev. Benjamin A. Rogers, who held the first non-denominational religious services in the Houston Heights in 1895 at the old hotel on 19th Street. The house was saved from being torn down by Houston businessman Ross Dinyari who purchased and moved the home in December 1990 before beginning some much-needed restoration.
While moving a historic building would typically disqualify it from the National Register of Historic Places, because this move was required for conservation and is considered an architecturally significant building for the Houston Heights it held on to its qualification.
The beautiful colonial revival style property proudly showcases original hardwood floors and stained glass windows highlighting it’s history while still feeling fresh, bright and modern.
Our team purchased Thirteen48 Heights in September of 2019. After three months of renovations, focused on taking the historic charm that already shinned and adding a light modern flair, we soft-opened right before Covid hit.
Obviously that required our team to pause and re-calibrate our plans. However, as a micro location, we quickly found that we had a lot to offer the community in a time where everyone needed to be size consious. Working with creatives and communitiy members and keeping safety top of mind, we provided a place for groups of under 15 to safely gather and celebrate their important moments.