The Six Wards of Houston

The Old Sixth Ward Neighborhood Association recorded residents of the neighborhood talking about their houses and what the character of the neighborhood means to them. There are currently four videos up – Volume One, Volume Two, Volume Three, Volume Four.

Houston Chronicle: Group trying to preserve old Sixth Ward character posts front-porch testimonials on


If you’re a Houston transplant like I am you probably have no idea what a ward is much less where they all are. Here’s a great run-down of the Six Wards of Houston. The Houston Chronicle has a feature on the wards with a helpful map. Looking it over, one of the things you’ll likely realize is how much of Houston you’ve never set foot in. May I suggest a New Year’s Resolution? Get out there and do some local tourism!!!

2 Comments so far

  1. Cynthia (unregistered) on January 9th, 2007 @ 9:52 am

    Thanks for posting this. It is a FABULOUS neighborhood. My husband and I first saw it on the annual home tour 14 years ago and fell in love – we came by day and night before buying and enjoyed people playing music on porches or just talking and visiting. If you want to see a totally fun, historic and beautiful part of Houston come on over – someone will definitely offer to have you join them on a beautiful porch with great views of downtown.

  2. Monica (unregistered) on January 9th, 2007 @ 5:04 pm

    No mention of the Getto Boyz? “Dropping them 5th ward bees on ’em”


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