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The African American Library at the Gregory School

Make this your destination for any of your special events. Create your personal moment in history in this historical building and make it an event to remember for a lifetime. Arrange a unique and impressive event at Houston Public Library’s African American Library at the Gregory School.

Capture a glimpse of history as you stroll through the Houston Public Library’s African American Library at the Gregory School, located in historic Freedman’s Town. This building once housed the first public school for African Americans in Houston. Built in 1926, the historic building is now a restored masterpiece that houses many treasured  archival collections of African American history in Houston.

Walk through pavers with embedded traditional West African symbols as you enter into the glass lobby. The lobby features a frameless glass curtain wall, and a 23 foot tall wall of patterned oxidized copper panels, offering breathtaking views of Houston’s skyline. Celebrate unforgettable receptions, parties, meetings and a variety of events in the spaces of this historical building. Make your moment in time a part of the history of this unique building.

We have several options in rooms and locations to meet your event needs:

  • The Foyer
  • Conference Room A
  • Conference Room B
  • Reference Room

The Houston Public Library's African American Library at the Gregory School is located at 1300 Victor St., Houston, TX 77019 (Building entrance on Cleveland St.)