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Texas Heritage Trails Program

Houston: Rutherford B.H. Yates House


Built in 1912, this charming house sits in the historic Freedmen's Town neighborhood in Houston's Fourth Ward. The house serves as a small museum dedicated to Rutherford B.H. Yates, who graduated from Bishop College in Marshall with a printing degree and later went on to teach at the Houston Academy. Along with his brother, Paul, he founded the Yates Printing Company in 1922, and the business continued its operations until 1978. The Rutherford B.H. Yates Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of both the Yates family and African American printing, and it includes a number of artifacts found on the grounds. The museum hosts an annual Juneteenth celebration and also sponsors special events during African American History Month (February).

 


Location

  • 1304 Andrews Street
  • Houston, Texas
  • 77019

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Hours

  • Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
     


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