SEARCH Homeless Services Locates Additional Tiny Treasures Around Edges of Third Ward Park

SEARCH House of Tiny Treasures, 2323 Francis St., Third Ward, Houston, 7700

Yesterday was opening day for SEARCH’s second House of Tiny Treasures,¬†the organization’s child-education-slash-daycare operation. The new structure at the corner of Francis St. and currently-being-Emancipated Dowling forms a Francis-facing¬†U around the land last employed as a¬†playground¬†following decades of vacancy. On the back side of the block is the¬†crumbling former¬†salon building which was briefly¬†turned into a pre-integration time capsule living room¬†as part of that 2013¬†Beauty Box art installation;¬†east on Stuart St. is¬†the spot where the¬†ZeRow solar rowhouse landed¬†after it went to Washington:

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ZeRow House, Project Rowhouse, Stuart St. near Emancipation Park, Third Ward, Houston, 77004

The new Tiny Treasures space is done up in white with purple trim, in contrast to the original House’s all-purple buildings on Lombardy St.; here are a few more¬†renderings from Studio Red Architects (who also designed SEARCH’s 59-side service center downtown), along with some photos of the finished look:

SEARCH House of Tiny Treasures, 2323 Francis St., Third Ward, Houston, 7700

That’s a rainwater cistern lurking behind the ghostly rendered trees:

SEARCH House of Tiny Treasures, 2323 Francis St., Third Ward, Houston, 7700

SEARCH House of Tiny Treasures, 2323 Francis St., Third Ward, Houston, 7700

SEARCH House of Tiny Treasures, 2323 Francis St., Third Ward, Houston, 7700

SEARCH House of Tiny Treasures, 2323 Francis St., Third Ward, Houston, 7700

Images: Studio Red Architects (renderings), Project Row House (1st photo), House of Tiny Treasures (all other photos)

Dowling Filling In