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Market Square Architecture Walk

Presented by Preservation Houston at Downtown Houston - Main Street/Market Square Historic District, Houston TX

Aug 15 2021
Market Square Architecture Walk

Explore the fascinating neighborhood around downtown’s Market Square during a 90-minute, docent-guided walking tour.

Market Square, one of the public squares laid out in the Allen brothers’ original plan of Houston, was home to the city market and City Hall from 1841 to 1939. During that time, the square became the center of Houston’s early commercial district. Although the neighborhood declined in the mid-20th century, preservation projects have brought new uses to its historic buildings and new life to Market Square itself.

Preservation Houston’s 90-minute, docent-guided walking tour explores this fascinating neighborhood, highlighting buildings such as the 1861 Kennedy Bakery (now La Carafe), one of the

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Admission is $10 per person for the general public ($7 for Preservation Houston members and students). Children 11 years old and under are admitted free of charge.

Advance ticket purchase is required. Reservations are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. We are not able to accommodate walk-ups the day of the tour. There are no refunds for tour reservations.

Registrants will receive parking and check-in information via e-mail.

Face masks are optional for all fully vaccinated individuals, including docents. We require that tourgoers who are not fully vaccinated remain masked at all times during the tour, including at check in. This policy may change based on recommendations from the CDC and local health officials.

In the event of inclement weather that prevents the tour from being offered as planned, we will notify registrants as far in advance as possible about their options to attend a rescheduled tour or transfer their reservations to another Preservation Houston tour.


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