Houston Planning Commission chief of staff Brian Crimmins announced yesterday that tomorrow will be the day a proposed name change of Dowling St. is announced to those with property along the road. The planned timeline for a few public meetings and some comment-taking stretches over the course of the next few months, with the if-everything-goes-as-planned rededication date of the street as Emancipation Ave. set for Sunday, November 6. The proposed change would mark the second de-Dowling in Houston this year, following the shifting of Dowling Middle School’s allegiance over to Audrey H. Lawson as part of HISD’s lawsuit-inspiring Confederate expulsion.
- Previously on Swamplot: Downtown’s Naked Confederate Birdman Unflapped By Renamings; Lanier Gets to Keep Half of Its Name as HISD Expels Confederates; A Preview of What’s Changing at Jefferson Davis High School Other Than Its Confederate Name; Every School In Texas Named After a Confederate Loyalist, Mapped
Rendering of under-renovation Emancipation Park at 3018 Dowling St.: Phil Frelon