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St. Vincent's Cemetary is the final resting place for many of the SEcond Ward's early prominent residents. Photo by Thomas McWhorter.

From Das Zweiter to El Segundo, A Brief History of Houston’s Second Ward

Second Ward was home to the extremely wealthy and extremely poor, bartenders and brewers, renters and ranchers, priests and politicos. The residents lived in a variety of situations ranging from traditional neighborhoods to suburban ranches. The area boasted one of Houston’s first churches, several early park and recreational areas, and the city’s first suburb.

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