The Rutherford B.H. Yates Museum
Freedom's Town, post Civil War community, founded by former slaves in 1865 immediately after the Emancipation proclamation, is one of the city's most important historical African-American communities. Nestled in the shadows of the nation's fourth largest city, Houston, the Rutherford B.H. Yates Museum is housed in the Reverend Jack Yates son, Rutherford Yates original home built in 1912. The museum is located at 1314 Andrews Street. The streets, Andrews and Wilson, still contain the original patterns of bricks laid by the community's African American ancestors "the historic brick streets are a defining element of the historic character" (RBHY, 2014).
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