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Clayton Center for Geneological Research

Celebrate an unforgettable and exceptional event at the Houston Public Library’s historic Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research!

Experience the feelings of grand serene days gone by at the historic Clayton House located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District. This manor was built in 1917 by William Lockhart Clayton, a prominent Houston businessman and statesman, and his wife Susan Ada Vaughn Clayton. This Georgian-style house was their family’s home. In 1958 the Clayton House was deeded to the City of Houston to be used as a library. In 1968 a genealogy collection was placed in this facility.

Be transported back in time when you enter the main house and the two other buildings that have been beautifully restored. The Victorian ambiance can still be felt.

The main house contains open spaces available to create a variety of events, and its gardens with original Texas plants create a beautiful backdrop for great photographic sessions.

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

  • Main House 
  • External lawn / garden spaces 
  • Guest House 
  • Carriage House

Houston Public Library's Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research is located at 5300 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004.