Houston: Market Square Historic District

Market Square is Houston’s original town center. The town’s founders, the Allen Brothers, first landed at a bend in the Buffalo Bayou, just a stone’s throw from this spot in 1836 – the same year Texas gained its independence. It’s now a visitor site called Allen’s Landing.

Market Square was home to Houston’s town hall (four of them, as each one burned in separate fires) for 100 years. It also hosted a thriving open air produce and fish market.

Today it’s a vibrant and historic square surrounded by restaurants and businesses, and crowned with the lovely Market Square Park.

Market Square Historic District

  • Hours: Daily, 6 a.m. - 11 pm.
  • 301 Milam, Houston, TX
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  • National Register of Historic Places