Historic Brick Streets Neighborhood in Tyler, TX

August 16, 2011 at 1:26 pm EST


Here is a hard fact: In 2004, the Brick Streets neighborhood in downtown Tyler became the city’s sixth historic district when it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The district encompasses 29 blocks and approximately 250 structures, and the neighborhood actually dates all the way back to 1848. In the 1920s, the area began to develop quickly thanks to oil exploration, and it became a desirable spot for residential and commercial development.

Once prosperous merchants and professionals began moving in, red brick streets were built throughout the district to add cohesiveness to the neighborhood.

Learn more about neighborhoods in Tyler, TX.

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