Camp Logan was a World War I training center in what is now Memorial Park. The camp encompassed 9,560 acres, though only 3,002 acres were developed. There were 1,329 bulidings on the site and tents sufficient to house 44,899 men. Camp Logan operated from 1917-20. Part of its historical signifance is the role it played in the 1917 Riot, which occurred while the camp was still under construction. The 1917 Riot occurred in part because of rumors that a Houston policeman had killed an MP who was part of a military battalion guarding the construction site.
Aulbach, L.F., “Camp Logan – a World War I Training Base on Buffalo Bayou,” Buffalo Bayou – An Echo of Houston’s Wilderness Beginnings (2002).
James V. Gill’s “Pictures of Camp Logan” site.
Historic map of Camp Logan.
HAIF Camp Logan discussion.