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Six Square | Austin's Black Cultural District

A Window Into Six Square

Six Square is the nexus of thriving Black arts and culture in Central East Austin. We re-animate cultural spaces, connect community, and honor the past, present, and future of Austin’s Black Cultural District. We envision a vibrant future for the District that grows from the rich legacy and cultural contributions of Austin's Black community.

  • 1.

    Downs-Mabson Fields

    Downs-Mabson Fields

    A minor league field with major league history.

  • 2.

    The George Washington Carver Complex

    The George Washington Carver Complex

    The "Drumbeat of the Black Community."

  • 3.

    Dedrick-Hamilton House

    Dedrick-Hamilton House

    Home to a family that inspired the communal spirit of the historic Six Square District.

  • 4.

    Charles E. Urdy Plaza

    Charles E. Urdy Plaza

    A display of East Austin's past located in the midst of its growing future.

  • 5.

    Historic Victory Grill

    Historic Victory Grill

    A principal cultivator of the Black music scene in East Austin.

  • 6.

    Rosewood Neighborhood Park

    Rosewood Neighborhood Park

    The center of the African American community during segregation.

  • 7.

    Huston-Tillotson University

    Huston-Tillotson University

    The oldest college/university in Texas is historically black.

  • 8.

    Oakwood Cemetery

    Oakwood Cemetery

    History, buried and rediscovered.

  • 9.

    James L. Farmer, Jr. Home

    James L. Farmer, Jr. Home

    The place that shaped a Civil Rights legend.

  • 10.

    12th & Chicon Mural

    12th & Chicon Mural

    An example of community organization in the face of gentrification.

  • 11.

    Texas State Cemetery

    Texas State Cemetery

    Resting place of Texas heroes, old and new.

  • 12.

    About Six Square

    About Six Square

    Historically Significant. Culturally Relevant. The story of Six Square.

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