HOUSTON'S original town center! With its 1800’s-era architecture, tree-lined streets, eclectic mix of sidewalk cafes, pubs and nighttime hotspots, the Historic District fuses culture and commerce.  This area of downtown boasts many points of interest with considerable historic significance blending the old with the new. 

At the heart of the Historic District is Market Square Park which is the neighborhood gathering place. Surrounding the park are many of downtown’s coolest lofts as well as the University of Houston Downtown.

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Looking across the Downtown landscape these days, there’s an endless state of activity. It seems everywhere you look, something is ...

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Located between Market Square Park and Minute Maid Park, at the corner of Texas Avenue and Fannin, stands the Gothic ...

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You don’t have to be a museum curator to appreciate the dynamic art gallery that punctuates the concrete grid and ...

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