Downtown Houston

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Downtown is the largest business district in Houston, Texas, located near the geographic center of the metropolitan area at the confluence of Interstate 10, Interstate 45, and Interstate 69.wikipedia
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Houston Theater District

Theater DistrictHouston's downtown Theater DistrictReunion Theatre
Nine major performing arts organizations are located within the 13,000-seat Theater District at prominent venues including Alley Theatre, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Jones Hall, and the Wortham Theater Center.
The Houston Theater District, a 17-block area in the heart of Downtown Houston, Texas, United States, is home to Houston's nine professional performing arts organizations, the 130000 sqft Bayou Place entertainment complex, restaurants, movies, plazas, and parks.

Minute Maid Park

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Two major professional sports venues, Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center, are home to the Houston Astros and Houston Rockets, respectively. To the northeast, around present-day Minute Maid Park, Quality Hill emerged as an elite neighborhood, occupied by entrepreneurs like William Marsh Rice (namesake of Rice University), William J. Hutchins, and William L. Foley (namesake of Foley's department stores).
Minute Maid Park, previously known as The Ballpark at Union Station, Enron Field, and Astros Field, is a ballpark in Downtown Houston, Texas, United States, that opened in 2000 as the home stadium for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Houston Rockets

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Two major professional sports venues, Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center, are home to the Houston Astros and Houston Rockets, respectively.
The team plays its home games at the Toyota Center, located in Downtown Houston.

Wortham Theater Center

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Nine major performing arts organizations are located within the 13,000-seat Theater District at prominent venues including Alley Theatre, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Jones Hall, and the Wortham Theater Center.
The Wortham Theater Center is a performing arts center located in downtown Houston, Texas, United States.

George R. Brown Convention Center

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Discovery Green, an urban park located on the east side of the district adjacent to the George R. Brown Convention Center, anchors the city's convention district.
The George R. Brown Convention Center, opened on September 26, 1987, is located on the east side of Downtown Houston, Texas, United States.

Allen's Landing

Allen’s Landingwharf at Houston
The 1.84 mi2 district, enclosed by the aforementioned highways, contains the original townsite of Houston at the confluence of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou, a point known as Allen's Landing.
Located in Downtown Houston between the Main Street and Fannin Street viaducts, the landing encompasses the southern bank of Buffalo Bayou, the city's principal river, at its confluence with White Oak Bayou, a major tributary.

Interstate 45

I-45Gulf FreewayInterstate Highway 45
Downtown is the largest business district in Houston, Texas, located near the geographic center of the metropolitan area at the confluence of Interstate 10, Interstate 45, and Interstate 69.
The portion of I-45 between downtown Houston and Galveston is known to Houston residents as the Gulf Freeway.

Houston City Hall

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Downtown is Houston's civic center, containing Houston City Hall, the jails, criminal, and civil courthouses of Harris County, and a federal prison and courthouse.
Constructed during 1938 and 1939, the City Hall complex is located on Bagby Street on the western side of Downtown Houston.

Discovery Green

Discovery Green Park
Discovery Green, an urban park located on the east side of the district adjacent to the George R. Brown Convention Center, anchors the city's convention district.
Discovery Green is an 11.78 acre public urban park in Downtown Houston, Texas, bounded by La Branch Street to the west, McKinney Street to the north, Avenida de las Americas to the east, and Lamar Street to the south.

East Downtown Houston

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Geographically, Downtown is bordered by East Downtown to the east, Third Ward to the south, Midtown to the southwest, Fourth Ward to the west, Sixth Ward to the northwest, and Near Northside to the north.
The community is located east of Downtown Houston and north of Interstate 45 (Gulf Freeway).

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County

METROMetropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, TexasHouston Metro
Downtown is also a major public transportation hub, lying at the center of the light rail system, park and ride system, and the metropolitan freeway network; the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is headquartered in the district.
The Metro headquarters are in the Lee P. Brown Administration Building in Downtown Houston.

Houston

Houston, TexasHouston, TXCity of Houston
Downtown is the largest business district in Houston, Texas, located near the geographic center of the metropolitan area at the confluence of Interstate 10, Interstate 45, and Interstate 69.
Consequently, rather than a single central business district as the center of the city's employment, multiple districts have grown throughout the city in addition to Downtown, which include Uptown, the Texas Medical Center, Midtown, Greenway Plaza, Memorial City, the Energy Corridor, Westchase, and Greenspoint.

Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (Houston)

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The Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart is a place of worship located at 1111 St. Joseph Parkway in downtown Houston.

Federal Detention Center, Houston

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Downtown is Houston's civic center, containing Houston City Hall, the jails, criminal, and civil courthouses of Harris County, and a federal prison and courthouse.
The Federal Detention Center, Houston (FDC Houston) is a United States federal prison in Downtown Houston, Texas which holds male and female inmates prior to and during court proceedings, as well an inmates serving short sentences.

White Oak Bayou

Whiteoak Bayou
The 1.84 mi2 district, enclosed by the aforementioned highways, contains the original townsite of Houston at the confluence of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou, a point known as Allen's Landing.
A major tributary of the city's principal waterway, Buffalo Bayou, White Oak originates near the intersection of Texas State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 290 (the Northwest Freeway) and meanders southeast for 25 mi until it joins Buffalo Bayou in Downtown.

U.S. Route 59

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In northern Houston, US 59, co-signed with Interstate 69 (I-69), is the Eastex Freeway (from Downtown Houston to the Liberty County/Montgomery County line).

Houston tunnel system

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An extensive network of pedestrian tunnels and skywalks connects a large number of buildings in the district; this system also serves as a subterranean mall.
The Houston tunnel system is a network of subterranean, climate-controlled, pedestrian walkways that links 95 full city blocks 6 m below Houston's downtown streets.

University of Houston–Downtown

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The University of Houston–Downtown (UHD) is a four-year state university, located at the northern-end of Downtown.
Its campus spans 40 acre in Downtown Houston, with a satellite location in northwestern Harris County.

Bayou Place

Albert Thomas Convention Center
Bayou Place is a 130,000 square foot entertainment complex that houses multiple theaters, bars, and restaurants located in Downtown Houston, Texas, United States.

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Hobby CenterSarofim HallThe Hobby Center
Nine major performing arts organizations are located within the 13,000-seat Theater District at prominent venues including Alley Theatre, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Jones Hall, and the Wortham Theater Center.
Opened to the public in 2002, the theater is located downtown on the edge of the Houston Theater District.

Buffalo Bayou

Buffalo Bayou Park
The 1.84 mi2 district, enclosed by the aforementioned highways, contains the original townsite of Houston at the confluence of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou, a point known as Allen's Landing.
The park continues for 2.3 mi to Interstate 45, where it enters Downtown Houston.

Sixth Ward, Houston

Sixth WardOld Sixth Ward
Geographically, Downtown is bordered by East Downtown to the east, Third Ward to the south, Midtown to the southwest, Fourth Ward to the west, Sixth Ward to the northwest, and Near Northside to the north.
The Sixth Ward was created out of the northern part of the Fourth Ward, and is the only ward that does not extend into downtown Houston's historical center, although a fraction of what used to be the ward is considered to be within the boundaries of downtown.

Foley's

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To the northeast, around present-day Minute Maid Park, Quality Hill emerged as an elite neighborhood, occupied by entrepreneurs like William Marsh Rice (namesake of Rice University), William J. Hutchins, and William L. Foley (namesake of Foley's department stores).
Foley's was a chain of department stores owned by May Department Stores and headquartered in Downtown Houston, Texas.

Market Square Park

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The first city hall was sited at present-day Market Square Park in 1841; this block also served as the city's preeminent retail market.
Market Square Park is a public park in Downtown Houston, Texas, United States.

Houston Skyline District

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The Houston Skyline District is a geographic area encompassing several blocks of downtown Houston, Texas, United States.