Main Street/Market Square Historic District

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Main Street/Market Square Historic District
Market Square Houston (HDR).jpg
Location Roughly bounded by Buffalo Bayou, Fannin, Texas, and Milam streets
Houston, Texas
Built 1858
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Early Commercial, Italianate
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 83004471[1]
Added to NRHP July 18, 1983

Main Street/Market Square Historic District is a historic district in Houston that includes the Market Square Park. It includes buildings nearby, as well as the square itself. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

One Main Building (formerly the Merchants and Manufacturers Building), located on the campus of the University of Houston–Downtown

The University of Houston–Downtown (UHD) is a four-year state university, located within the Main Street/Market Square Historic District. Founded in 1974, it is one of four separate and distinct institutions in the University of Houston System. UHD has an enrollment of 12,900 students—making it the 13th largest public university in Texas and the second-largest university in the Houston area.[2]



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Texas Higher Education Enrollments" (PDF). Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Retrieved March 15, 2009. 

Coordinates: 29°45′43″N 95°21′43″W / 29.762°N 95.362°W / 29.762; -95.362