Houston Mod in collaboration with Project Row Houses Houston presents a walking tour of the recently restored Eldorado Ballroom in Houston’s Third Ward. This event is part of Docomomo US Tour Day. Saturday, October 14th, 10-11:30 AM, 2310 Elgin, Houston, TX 77004
This tour is free to current and new Houston Mod members.
The Eldorado Ballroom is the cornerstone of the creative placekeeping work Project Row Houses does in the Third Ward to preserve the built environment of one of Houston’s oldest African American neighborhoods. Project Row Houses undertakes projects like the rehabilitation of the Ballroom to demonstrate that historic preservation is a crucial element of inclusive and culturally-connected economic revitalization and urban renewal.
The Eldorado Ballroom, founded in 1939, was a venue that featured local jazz and blues musicians, such as Jewel Brown, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Big Mama Thorton, who later became nationally known. It also featured nationally recognized musicians, such as James Brown, BB King and Ray Charles, early in their careers.
Also note, that later Saturday you are invited to a spectacular opening and block party celebrating Project Row Houses’ 30th anniversary and their visionary founders. This is an unforgettable day of art, culture, and community on Saturday, October 14th from 1-9 PM.
For more information about Project Row Houses visit: projectrowhouses.org.
Docomomo US Tour Day is the only national program of its kind. Tour Day is an annual event devoted to the appreciation of modern architecture in the United States. Tours and events focused on architecture and design of the Modern Movement are hosted by Docomomo US chapters, partners, and leading voices in preservation. This year’s thematic focus is Revisiting Urban Renewal.