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When the city of Houston was founded in 1836 and incorporated in 1837, its founders—John Kirby Allen and Augustus Chapman Allen—divided it into political geographic districts called "wards." The ward system, a precursor to today's City Council districts, was a common political tool of the early 19th century, and is still used in some American cities, including Chicago. Image File history File links Portal. ... Houston redirects here. ... For other persons named John Allen, see John Allen (disambiguation). ... Augustus Chapman Allen is one of the two Allen Brothers who founded the City of Houston, Texas. ... A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...


In 1839, Houston's civic leaders divided the city into four wards. The Fifth Ward was added in 1866 to accommodate the city's growth, and by the Sixth Ward in the following decade. The idea was not to have an equal number of residents in each but rather, to draw lines were along natural boundaries: Buffalo Bayou, Main Street, and Congress Street. Map of the Buffalo Bayou and associated watershed Buffalo Bayou at this location, just south of San Felipe Dr. Buffalo Bayou is a main waterway flowing through Houston, Texas, USA. It begins on the west side of the city and flows east to the Houston Ship Channel. ...


Today, the wards are a civic phenomenon, loosely defined by geography and with no direct bearing on city government.

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First Ward

Allen's Landing park at Buffalo Bayou and White Oak in the First Ward.
Allen's Landing park at Buffalo Bayou and White Oak in the First Ward.

The First Ward, which is located inside the 610 Loop, is one of the city's historic wards. It was originally the center of the business district for the city, and was strategically located at the intersection of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou, near an area known as Allen's Landing. It was one of the original four wards in Houston when it was created in 1840. It was defined as all area within the city limits of Houston (which was much smaller at the time) north of Congress Street and west of Main Street[1]. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 488 pixel Image in higher resolution (1704 × 1040 pixel, file size: 396 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Geographic areas of... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 488 pixel Image in higher resolution (1704 × 1040 pixel, file size: 396 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Geographic areas of... Allens Landing park Merger of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou Allens Landing is the name of the site where brothers John Kirby Allen and Augustus Chapman Allen, the founders of Houston, Texas, first landed in Houston on January 26, 1837. ... Interstate 610 is a freeway that forms a loop around the city of Houston, Texas. ... Allens Landing park Merger of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou Allens Landing is the name of the site where brothers John Kirby Allen and Augustus Chapman Allen, the founders of Houston, Texas, first landed in Houston on January 26, 1837. ...


In later years, all land in the First Ward to the north and east of White Oak Bayou and Little White Oak Bayou was split off to create part of the Fifth Ward. Today, the area is part of the Historic District along Buffalo Bayou, with many of the oldest buildings in Houston. The University of Houston–Downtown is also located in this area. It is considered to be the most affluent out of all the wards today. One Main Building One Main Building as seen from the merger of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou Commerce Street Building The University of Houston–Downtown, often called UH–Downtown or UHD, is a four-year college in Houston, Texas. ...


Second Ward

The Second Ward (often considered to be a part of the East End) is a historical political district ward in Houston, Texas. It was one of the four original wards of the city in the nineteenth century. The community known as the Second Ward today is roughly bounded by Buffalo Bayou to the north, Lockwood Avenue to the east, and railroad tracks to the south and west, although the City of Houston's "Super Neighborhood" program includes a section east of Lockwood [2]. The East End is a region in eastern Houston, Texas, located between the eastern edge of downtown to the Port of Houston and south to Hobby Airport. ... A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods... Houston redirects here. ... A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods... Map of the Buffalo Bayou and associated watershed Buffalo Bayou at this location, just south of San Felipe Dr. Buffalo Bayou is a main waterway flowing through Houston, Texas, USA. It begins on the west side of the city and flows east to the Houston Ship Channel. ...


The Second Ward today has mainly Hispanic residents, primarily Mexican Americans who moved into the area following World War II and the subsequent white flight from the area. One of Houston's first master-planned communities, Eastwood, where Howard Hughes lived as a child, is located in this ward[3]. The northern end of the community is largely industrial, leading to massive warehouse complexes along the Bayou. There are also many industrial buildings, some of which have found new life as lofts, on the western edge of the neighborhood nearest to Downtown and Minute Maid Park. Hispanic flag, not widely used. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... White flight is a term for the demographic trend where working- and middle-class white people move away from increasingly racial-minority inner-city neighborhoods to white suburbs and exurbs. ... For the Welsh murderer, see Howard Hughes (murderer). ... Skyline District of Downtown Downtown Houston is Houstons largest business district. ... Minute Maid Park (formerly Enron Field and Astros Field) is a baseball stadium in Houston, Texas, that opened in 2000 to house the Houston Astros. ...


Many buildings in the community, including the local high school, Stephen F. Austin High School, were constructed in the 1920s and bear the art deco style. While perceived as rundown and neglected in the 1970s and 1980s, recent years have seen major civic improvements including new street lights and pavement, as well as the beginnings of gentrification as professionals and others move from both the far-flung suburbs and other, more expensive Inner Loop neighborhoods. The area attracts artistic talent through venues such as Talento Bilingüe de Houston, and residents of all ages frequent the Ripley House Community Center. Stephen F. Austin High School is a secondary school located at 1700 Dumble Street in Houston, Texas with a zip code of 77023. ... The 1920s is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... Asheville City Hall. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... In San Francisco, during the mid-1960s, the bohemian center of the city shifted from the old Beat enclave of North Beach to Haight-Ashbury (pictured) as a response to gentrification. ... In computer programs, an important form of control flow is the loop. ...


The Second Ward is in the early stages of revitalization, drawing new residents with its proximity to downtown.


The Second Ward is in Texas's 18th congressional district [4]. Its current Representative is Sheila Jackson Lee. The current boundaries of Texas District 18. ... Sheila Jackson Lee Sheila Jackson Lee (born January 12, 1950 in Queens, New York), an American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995. ...


Area students attend schools in the Houston Independent School District, including Jackson Middle School and Austin High School. The Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center The first Hattie Mae White Administration Building. ...


The Our Lady of Guadalupe School, a Kindergarten through 8 Roman Catholic school that is a part of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, is in the Second Ward area [5]. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... // The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Size The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (Latin: Archidioecesis Galvestoniensis Houstoniensis) encompasses 8,880 square miles of ten counties in the southeastern area of Texas: Harris; Galveston; Austin; Brazoria; Fort Bend; Grimes; Montgomery; San Jacinto; Walker; and Waller. ...


The Second Ward is served by the Houston Public Library Flores Branch [6]. The John P. McGovern-Stella Link Branch of the Houston Public Library, located in the Braeswood Place neighborhood The Houston Public Library Heights Branch Meyer Branch Eleanor K. Freed Montrose Branch Houston Public Library is the public library system serving Houston, Texas. ...


The Houston Police Department's South Central Patrol Division [7] serves the neighborhood. A typical Houston Police Department cruiser The Houston Police Department (HPD) is the primary law enforcement agency serving the City of Houston, Texas, United States. ...


Third Ward

A sign indicating Houston's Third Ward

The Third Ward, which is located inside the 610 Loop, is one of the city's historic wards. It is immediately southeast of downtown and to the east of the Texas Medical Center. The ward became the center of Houston's Black community. Some portions of the 3rd Ward are working class, working poor, and are deeply impoverished. However, many social groups have been working to try and make Third Ward a more safe place to live. As of recently, much of Third Ward is becoming rebuilt by Town Homes and Apartment Complexes. 3rd Ward is historically known as the most notoriously dangerous and desperate ghetto. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Interstate 610 is a freeway that forms a loop around the city of Houston, Texas. ... This article is about the color. ...


The People's Party II, an actavist group led by Carl Hampton was organized in the Third Ward in the Spring of 1970 to address Police brutality on Blacks in the community.


Politics in the Third Ward

The Third Ward is in Texas's 18th congressional district [8]. Its current representative as of 2007 is Sheila Jackson Lee. The current boundaries of Texas District 18. ... Sheila Jackson Lee Sheila Jackson Lee (born January 12, 1950 in Queens, New York), an American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995. ...


Education in the Third Ward

Colleges and universities in the Third Ward

The Greater Third Ward area is home to two universities: the University of Houston and Texas Southern University. For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... Texas Southern University is one of the largest historically black universities in the USA. Located in Houston, Texas, the university was established on March 3, 1947 by the Texas Legislature and it was initially named Texas State University for Negroes. ...


Primary and secondary schools in the Third Ward

Public schools in the Third Ward

Area students attend schools in the Houston Independent School District, including Ryan Middle School and Yates High School. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 659 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo by Nick Juhasz. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 659 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo by Nick Juhasz. ... Jack Yates High School is a secondary school located at 3703 Sampson in Houston, Texas with a zip code of 77004. ... The Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center The first Hattie Mae White Administration Building. ... James D. Ryan Middle School is a secondary school located in Houston, Texas. ... Jack Yates High School is a secondary school located at 3703 Sampson in Houston, Texas with a zip code of 77004. ...


Contemporary Learning Center is west of the third ward on the other side of State Highway 288. Contemporary Learning Center (CLC) is a secondary school located in Houston, Texas. ... Junction Location Harris County I 45 Houston, MP46 US 59 Houston Houston US 90A Houston I 610 Houston, MP38 Beltway 8 Houston Brazoria County SH 6 Iowa Colony SH 35 Angleton SH 332 Lake Jackson near Clute SH 36 Freeport FM 1495 Freeport Legend < SH 286 SH 289 > Texas State...


KIPP: the Knowledge Is Power Program operates the KIPP Liberation College Preparatory School, a middle school charter school, in the Third Ward. Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools in the United States which have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools, in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each charter school...


The University of Houston operates the University of Houston Charter School, a charter elementary school. For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ...


Private schools in the Third Ward

Two Roman Catholic schools, St. Mary of the Purification School (Kindergarten through grade 5 [9]), St. James Elementary School (Pre Kindergarten through 5th grade), St. James Middle School (6th through 8th grade) and St. Peter the Apostle Middle School (grades 6 through 8 [10]), are in the area. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Public libraries in the Third Ward

The Third Ward is served by the Houston Public Library Smith Branch [11]. The John P. McGovern-Stella Link Branch of the Houston Public Library, located in the Braeswood Place neighborhood The Houston Public Library Heights Branch Meyer Branch Eleanor K. Freed Montrose Branch Houston Public Library is the public library system serving Houston, Texas. ...


Community services in the Third Ward

The Quentin Mease Community Hospital, operated by the Harris County Hospital District, is located in the Third Ward. The Harris County Hospital District is a governmental entity with taxing authority that owns and operates three hospitals and numerous clinics throughout Harris County, Texas. ...


In addition, the district operates the Martin Luther King Health Center at 3601 North MacGregor Way in Houston.


Police services in the Third Ward

The Houston Police Department's South Central Patrol Division [12] serves the neighborhood. A typical Houston Police Department cruiser The Houston Police Department (HPD) is the primary law enforcement agency serving the City of Houston, Texas, United States. ...


Fire services in the Third Ward

Fire and Emergency Medical Services are provided by Houston Fire Department station #25. Houston Fire Department (HFD) is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the city of Houston, Texas, United States. ...


Parks in the Third Ward

Herman Park, Emancipation Park and Emancipation Community Center are located at 3018 Dowling [13].


Notable residents of the Third Ward

Famous people to have lived in Third Ward include Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad (Formerly Phylicia Ayers-Allen), Beyoncé, Carl Hampton, The Kenneth L. Davis (A.K.A. KD), Barbara Jordan, Dexter Manley,Big Moe, and many other SUC members Debbie Allen (born Deborrah Kaye Allen on January 16, 1950 in Houston, Texas) is an American actor, choreographer, film director, television producer and a member of the Presidents Committee on the Arts and Humanities. ... In a Mothers Day survey, Rashads character on The Cosby Show, Claire Huxtable, was named, TV mom closest to your own mom in spirit. ... Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ... Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American politician from Texas. ... Dexter Manley (born February 2, 1959, in Houston, Texas) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the Washington Redskins, the Phoenix Cardinals, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an eleven year career from 1981 to 1991. ... Big Moe, stage name of Kenneth Moore (August 20, 1974 – October 14, 2007), was an American rapper from Houston, Texas. ... The Screwed Up Click also known as S.U.C. is an assortment of rappers from the southside of Houston, Texas started by the late DJ Screw. ...


Fourth Ward

Reagan High School, located in the Houston Heights, serves the Fourth Ward

The Fourth Ward, which is located inside the 610 Loop, is one of the city's historic wards. The historical definition of the Fourth Ward, when it was created in 1840[14] is all parts within the city limits of Houston (at the time) south of Congress Street and west of Main Street. The area was the site of Freedman's Town, composed of recently freed slaves. Construction of the Pierce Elevated through the middle of the area divided the area and led to deterioration of the area. A portion of the Fourth Ward to the southwest of Interstate 45 is now known as Midtown and redevelopment of the area is underway. The area of the historic Fourth Ward inside Downtown is now filled with many skyscrapers, including Enron Tower, 1500 Louisiana, and the Continental Tower. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 838 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Taken by WhisperToMe I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 838 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Taken by WhisperToMe I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Gregory-Lincoln Education Center is a combined primary and secondary school located at 1101 Taft in Houston, Texas, United States. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 848 KB) Summary Taken by WhisperToMe Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 848 KB) Summary Taken by WhisperToMe Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Reagan High School John H. Reagan High School is a secondary school located at 413 East 13th Street in Houston, Texas with a zip code of 77008. ... Houston Heights, often nicknamed The Heights, is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas. ... Interstate 610 is a freeway that forms a loop around the city of Houston, Texas. ... Interstate 45 (I-45) is an Interstate Highway located entirely within the U.S. state of Texas. ... Street signs in Midtown Houston are distinct from the plain green signs seen in most of Houston Another example of a Midtown street sign Midtown Houston is a district southwest of Downtown Houston, Texas, bordered by the Montrose area and U.S. Highway 59. ... Skyline District of Downtown Downtown Houston is Houstons largest business district. ...


In the late 1990s and 2000s, the area has been undergoing gentrification, with many new mid-rise apartment complexes and upscale townhomes being built. Many long-time residents, mostly renters, have moved out, unable to afford the increasing rent due to rising property values. While the area around Freedman's town is traditionally black, Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites have moved to the area in recent years. There were 1,421 blacks living in the Fourth Ward census tract in 1990, but only 635 remained in 2000.[1] In San Francisco, during the mid-1960s, the bohemian center of the city shifted from the old Beat enclave of North Beach to Haight-Ashbury (pictured) as a response to gentrification. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Fourth Ward is in Texas's 7th congressional district [15]. The current boundaries of Texas District 7. ...


Area students attend schools in the Houston Independent School District, including Gregory-Lincoln Education Center and Reagan High School. The Houston Police Department's Central Patrol Division [16] serves the Fourth Ward. The Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center The first Hattie Mae White Administration Building. ... Gregory-Lincoln Education Center is a combined primary and secondary school located at 1101 Taft in Houston, Texas, United States. ... Reagan High School John H. Reagan High School is a secondary school located at 413 East 13th Street in Houston, Texas with a zip code of 77008. ... A typical Houston Police Department cruiser The Houston Police Department (HPD) is the primary law enforcement agency serving the City of Houston, Texas, United States. ...


Fifth Ward

The Fifth Ward is a historical political district ward of Houston, Texas northeast of downtown Houston. The Fifth Ward was created partly from two other wards, the First Ward, which ceded the area to the north and east of White Oak Bayou and Little White Oak Bayou, and the Second Ward, which ceded all land within the Houston city limits to the north of Buffalo Bayou. A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods... Houston redirects here. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Skyline District of Downtown Downtown Houston is Houstons largest business district. ... Map of the Buffalo Bayou and associated watershed Buffalo Bayou at this location, just south of San Felipe Dr. Buffalo Bayou is a main waterway flowing through Houston, Texas, USA. It begins on the west side of the city and flows east to the Houston Ship Channel. ...


A section of the Fifth Ward, Emile Street at Clinton Drive (two blocks east of Hirsch Road/Waco Street), was the Houston Press 2004 "Best Hidden Neighborhood" [17]. The Houston Press is an alternative weekly newspaper published in Houston, Texas. ...


History

After the U.S. Civil War, newly freed slaves (freemen) began settling in the sparsely settled area. In 1866, it became the Fifth Ward and an alderman from the ward was elected to Houston's City Council. By the mid-1880s, it was virtually all black, home to working class people who made their livings in Houston's eastside ship channel and industrial areas or as domestics for wealthy Houstonians. Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, founded in 1865 by a former slave, is the oldest church in the ward. Five other churches are over a hundred years old. Also home to the famous "Island of Hope (Anderson Memorial Temple) COGIC" the oldest Pentecostal church in Fifth Ward. Over the years it had been home to the city's minority and immigrant population. Although it had been a mostly black area, Latinos, Filipino Americans, Pakistani Americans, and Italian Catholics also moved there. The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the northern states, popularly referred to as the U.S., the Union, the North, or the Yankees; and the seceding southern states, commonly referred to as the Confederate States of America, the CSA, the Confederacy... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ... In 1998, Benjamin J. Cayetano became the first Filipino American (and second Asian American after Governor George R. Ariyoshi) to be elected state Governor of the United States. ... A Pakistani American is someone born in the United States of Pakistani descent, or someone who has immigrated to the United States from Pakistan. ...


Once a strong community with a thriving business district, it turned into a notorious ghetto with under-served low performing schools, rampant drug activity, widespread poverty, and a declining population as residents seeking better lives left. Fifth Ward is currently located in District B in the City of Houston; it was once known for the record number of derelict and abandoned buildings, most of which were recently demolished. KBR is headquartered in the Fifth Ward off Clinton Street. KBR (formerly Kellogg Brown and Root) NYSE: KBR is an American engineering and construction company, formerly a subsidiary of Halliburton, based in Houston. ...


Notable residents

These people have at one point in time resided in the ward:

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Education

Primary and secondary schools

Public schools

Area students attend schools in the Houston Independent School District, including E.O. Smith Education Center and Wheatley High School. The Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center The first Hattie Mae White Administration Building. ... E. O. Smith Education Center is a combined primary and secondary school located at 1701 Bringhurst in Houston, Texas, United States. ... Phillis Wheatley High School is a secondary school located at 4900 Market Street in Houston, Texas, United States with a ZIP code of 77020. ...


Private schools

A Kindergarten through 8 Roman Catholic school called Our Mother of Mercy School is in the area [18]. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


Public libraries

The Fifth Ward is served by the Houston Public Library Fifth Ward Branch [19]. The John P. McGovern-Stella Link Branch of the Houston Public Library, located in the Braeswood Place neighborhood The Houston Public Library Heights Branch Meyer Branch Eleanor K. Freed Montrose Branch Houston Public Library is the public library system serving Houston, Texas. ...


Community services

The Houston Fire Department operates Station 19 Fifth Ward on 1811 Gregg Street, and the Houston Police Department's Northeast Patrol Division [20] serves the neighborhood. Houston Fire Department (HFD) is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the city of Houston, Texas, United States. ... A typical Houston Police Department cruiser The Houston Police Department (HPD) is the primary law enforcement agency serving the City of Houston, Texas, United States. ...


The Swiney Community Center is located in the Fifth Ward.


Legacy Community Health Services [21]is located at the Lyons Avenue Health Center.


Frenchtown

In 1922, a group of Louisiana Creoles organized the Fifth Ward community of "Frenchtown," which contained a largely Roman Catholic and Creole culture. When new residents no longer resided in Frenchtown, the neighborhood culturally merged with the greater Fifth Ward [22]. The Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, completed in 1930 by Creoles for Creoles, serves as a social center for the neighborhood [23]. The Frenchtown Community Association exists as of 2006 [24]. Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about an ethnic culture in Louisiana, USA. For uses of the term Creole in other countries and cultures, see Creole (disambiguation). ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Look up Creole, creole in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Trivia

The fictional hard-boiled "detective" Easy Rawlins (created by author Walter Mosley) was raised in Houston's "notorious" Fifth Ward. Ezekial Easy Rawlins is a fictional character created by mystery author Walter Mosley. ... Walter Mosley Walter Mosley (born January 12, 1952) is a prominent American novelist, most widely recognized for his crime fiction. ...


The February 21, 2007 episode of the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds was set in the Fifth Ward. is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Criminal Minds is a crime drama that premiered on CBS on September 22, 2005. ...


Sixth Ward

Reagan High School, located in the Houston Heights, serves the Old Sixth Ward

The Sixth Ward was created out of part of the northern Fourth Ward in 1876, and is the only ward that does not extend into downtown Houston's historical center, although a fraction of the ward is considered to be within the boundaries of downtown. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 848 KB) Summary Taken by WhisperToMe Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 848 KB) Summary Taken by WhisperToMe Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Reagan High School John H. Reagan High School is a secondary school located at 413 East 13th Street in Houston, Texas with a zip code of 77008. ... Houston Heights, often nicknamed The Heights, is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas. ... Skyline District of Downtown Downtown Houston is Houstons largest business district. ...


The Sixth Ward is in Texas's 18th congressional district.[25] Its current U.S. Representative is Sheila Jackson Lee. The current boundaries of Texas District 18. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Sheila Jackson Lee Sheila Jackson Lee (born January 12, 1950 in Queens, New York), an American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995. ...


The Sixth Ward is zoned to Houston ISD schools, which include Crockett Elementary School, Hogg Middle School, and Reagan High School. The Houston Police Department's Central Patrol Division [26] serves the neighborhood, and the Houston Fire Department operates Station 6 Sixth Ward. The Houston Independent School District is the largest public school system in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States. ... Reagan High School John H. Reagan High School is a secondary school located at 413 East 13th Street in Houston, Texas with a zip code of 77008. ... A typical Houston Police Department cruiser The Houston Police Department (HPD) is the primary law enforcement agency serving the City of Houston, Texas, United States. ... Houston Fire Department (HFD) is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the city of Houston, Texas, United States. ...


Old Sixth Ward

The Sixth Ward is home to the oldest intact neighborhood in Houston, known as the "Old Sixth Ward." Apart from Galveston, the Old Sixth Ward has the greatest concentration of Victorian homes in the region. Galveston redirects here. ...


Old Sixth Ward lies on the western edge of downtown Houston, bounded by Memorial Drive to the south, Glenwood Cemetery to the west, Washington Avenue to the north, and Houston Avenue to the east. Skyline District of Downtown Downtown Houston is Houstons largest business district. ... The Glenwood Cemetery is located in Houston and is the final resting place of Howard Hughes. ...


Old Sixth Ward is recognized for its historic homes. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, making it the first neighborhood in Houston to be placed on the Register. The Houston City Council followed suit on June 25, 1998, designating Old Sixth Ward a Historic District.


Although Old Sixth Ward contains many homes from the late 1800s, Houston's lax preservation laws [27], allowing demolition of most historic properties after a 90-day wait, may eventually eliminate this historic area. Many homes considered teardowns have been restored [28]. The Old Sixth Ward Neighborhood Association is working to save the historic housing stock for generations of Houstonians to come.


The Houston Press dubbed the Old Sixth Ward the 2006 "Best Hidden Neighborhood" [29]. The Houston Press is an alternative weekly newspaper published in Houston, Texas. ...


Architecture styles

Old Sixth Ward housing stock evidences five main architectural styles:


Gulf Coast Colonial/Greek Revival Style (1850-1890). These houses are usually five bay cottages with a full-length front porch tucked in under the main roof line. This style of house is predominantly found in southern Louisiana and coastal Texas. The style represents an adaptation of Greek Revival architecture popular in the northeast to the gulf coast climate.


Folk Victorian Style (1870-1910). These houses represent a vernacular attempt to adapt Victorian style architecture to the gulf coast climate. The houses featured locally made porch posts and gingerbread. In many cases the Folk Victorian house is actually a Gulf Coast Colonial cottage draped or altered with later Victorian elements.


Queen Anne Style (1880-1910). These houses are noted for their prominent gables, variety of shingle treatments, ornate factory-made millwork, abundance of stained-glass windows, and tall roof lines. These houses reflect a national trend in architecture that took the country by storm at the end of the 19th century.


Classical Revival Style (1895-1920). These houses are characterized by simple Greek columns, restrained exterior ornament, and wide roof overhangs. The period during which they were built is marked by the decline of Victorian extravagance and a new interest in the antiquities of Greece and Rome.


Bungalow Style (1900-1940). These houses reflect a new utilitarian trend in architecture. Bungalows are noted for their prominent porches, their lack of foyers, and their perfectly proportioned rooms.


References

  1. ^ The fight for the Fourth Ward. David Ellison, Houston Chronicle. Published 2007-01-21. Last Retrieved 2007-01-21.

The Houston Chronicle is a daily newspaper in Houston, Texas, United States. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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