The Warehouse District grew up near two important modes of transportation in early Houston: the original Port of Houston at Allen's Landing and the hub of the many rail lines that served the city. Though the city's industrial base is long gone, many reminders of Victorian industry remain in the area, including historic warehouses and the Willow Street Pump Station, centerpiece of the city's first sewer system.
Many of the neighborhood's buildings have been restored and put to new uses, from the pump station itself — now an exhibition and conference center — to industrial buildings that now house residential lofts, and our 90-minute, docent-guided walking tour will discuss those transformations. Our tour also includes a part of Frost Town, a settlement on the banks of Buffalo Bayou that pre-dated Houston's founding.
Tickets will go on sale at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 9, 2016, in front of the Willow Street Pump Station, 811 North San Jacinto Street. Admission is $10 for the general public ($7 for Preservation Houston members and students with valid ID). Those who walk, ride a bike or use public transit to get to the tour will receive a $2 discount. Children 11 years old and under are admitted free.
For more information, visit our Architecture Walks page.