You may have noticed that signs have been recently installed on Washington and on other streets for the Sixth Ward! Overall, the feedback has been very positive. However, a few members of the community have expressed concern over the placement of some of the signs for the perceived encroachment on the historic boundaries of the First Ward. This is due to the assumption that has developed over time among some people that the north side of Washington between Studemont and Houston represents the southern boundary of the First Ward – this is not correct.
Here, you will find both a historic (1920s) map of the original Ward boundaries and an overlay of the most recent official boundaries of the Wards onto Google Earth. All recently installed signs are well within the historic boundaries of the Sixth Ward.
Please contact us with any further questions.