Travel Guide Sites in Houston

Preservation Scholar intern Dzifa Tse, a rising Senior at Sam Houston State University, picked Houston for her town (Summer 2023). She researched these eight extant sites for her poster:

  • Beau Brummel Tonsorial, 4036 Lyons/1512 Benson
  • Cooper's Hotel, 1011 Dart/1102 Dart
  • Eldorado Ballroom, 3202 Dowling/2310 Elgin
  • Houston College for Negroes, 2610 Elgin
  • Kirk Courts Motel, 2121 Kirk
  • Martin's Beauty Parlor, 1714 Worms/3805 Lyons
  • Mingo Motel, 4749 Reed
  • Ralston Drugs, 3318 Lyons

For a larger image: Houston poster



Below is an interactive Google map for the Houston sites listed in various issues of The Negro Motorist Green Book. Explore each red pin (extant) and black pin (gone) to learn more. This does not include any of the other African American travel guides.