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The Third Ward, Houston, Texas


The Third Ward, Historic District is a  neighborhood located in the southeastern part of Houston, Texas. It is one of the six historic wards of Houston and is bordered by the Gulf Freeway (Interstate 45) to the east, the South Loop (Interstate 610) to the south, Almeda Road to the west, and Cleburne Street to the north.

The Third Ward has a rich history and is home to several notable institutions, including Texas Southern University, a historically black university, and the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. The neighborhood is also known for its cultural landmarks, such as Emancipation Park, the Eldorado Ballroom, and Project Row Houses.

The Third Ward has a diverse population and is predominantly African American, although it is also home to other ethnic groups such as Hispanic and Asian communities. Despite its historic significance and cultural contributions, the Third Ward has faced challenges related to poverty, crime, and gentrification in recent years. However, efforts are being made to revitalize the neighborhood and preserve its cultural heritage.

 

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