Project Row Houses renovated 22 shotgun houses in the Third Ward and created programs to serve the community. The Project has since grown to 40 properties from the original 22, including twelve artist exhibition and/or residency spaces, seven houses for young mothers, artist residencies, office spaces, a community gallery, a park, low-income residential and commercial spaces.
Project Row Houses has also renovated the historic Eldorado Ballroom, and holds concerts and other events at the location, known as a hot spot to see great African-American entertainers during the days of segregation. Great Houston-born musicians such as Sam “Lightning” Hopkins and Johnny “Guitar” Watson got their start at the Eldorado. The ballroom is at 2310 Elgin at Dowling, near the Project Row Houses.
Project Row Houses
2521 Holman St. Houston, Texas
Open Wed.-Sun. Noon-5 p.m.
No admission charge. Donations accepted.
From Richmond and Montrose, go east on Richmond (which becomes Wheeler), and turn left on Dowling. Go about nine blocks, and turn right on Holman.