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What Do Freedmen’s Town Residents Think? Should Historic Bricks Stay Or Go?

A construction project in Freedmen’s Town remains on hold after Houston and a preservation group couldn’t reach an agreement.


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The bricks that pave Andrews and Wilson streets in 4th Ward were laid by freed slaves and their descendants after the Civil War.

We have been reporting about the legal fight over the bricks laid down by descendants of slaves in the 4th Ward. Preservationists want to leave them untouched. The City of Houston wants to move them to do some much needed utility work.

But we were wondering: What do the residents in the neighborhood think about the issue? Click on the audio postcard above to hear what they have to say.

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