Sixth Ward

Newest city landmark recalls Houston's first oil boom

A surviving remnant of the once-booming cottonseed oil industry is among the newest City of Houston landmarks. At the request of the building's owner, Preservation Houston staff conducted the research, writing and photography for the application that resulted in landmark status for the Howard Oil Company Seedhouse. City Council approved the landmark designation this morning.

Step into history on the 2015 Good Brick Tour

Imagine going to work every day in a fire station with a real brass pole and a museum-quality collection of firefighter's helmets. You can see what that's like during Preservation Houston's 2015 Good Brick Tour when you visit the award-winning adaptive reuse of historic Fire Station No. 6 (1903) at 1702 Washington Avenue in the Sixth Ward.