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Property Name Houston Historic District
Reference Number 13000300
State Mississippi
County Chickasaw
Town Houston
Street Address Depot St., Monroe St., Madison St., and Pontotoc St., Houston, MS
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 5/14/2013
Areas of Significance Commerce, Community Planning and Development, Architecture
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The Houston Historic District is significant under Criterion A for association with Commerce and Community Planning and Development and Criterion C for association with Architecture. Resources within the district reflect the community's historical development in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Architecturally, buildings within the district are typical of popular styles of the period. The town was founded in 1836 but prospered after two railroads built lines to it in 1904 and 1905. The railroad spurred commercial growth in the community and a subsequent demand for housing and community services.


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