And the E. Mott Davis Award goes to……..

….the Frost Town Archeological Project in Downtown Houston! The Texas Department of Transportation, Prewitt and Associates, Inc., and the Houston Archeological Society conducted a data recovery project in conjunction with the replacement of Elysian Viaduct. The project impacted the remains of the Frost Town community, a ca. 1830s German immigrant settlement, which evolved to a mixed European/African American community, and then a Hispanic neighborhood, before its disappearance in the 1990s. Several public outreach activities were conducted as part of the first phase of this project, which are detailed in the attached PDF. Congratulations!

Frost Town nomination for E. Mott Davis Award 2017


Houston Archeological Society members screening excavated fill at the Frost Town site. L to R: Bob Sewell, Sandy Rogers, Larry Golden, Linda Gorski, and Steve Menegaz.

View of Houston Archeological Society members screening excavated fill at the Frost Town site. The view is looking north, with McKee Street on the left and the Elysian Viaduct bridge in the background.

Archeologists inspecting the interior of the Baugh cistern (41HR1188). L to R: Louis Aulbach, Houston Archeological Society; Doug Boyd, Prewitt and Associates, Inc.; Jason Barrett, Texas Department of Transportation.

Jason Barrett (L) and Louis Aulbach (R) making a tracing of the name etched into the plastered wall of the Baugh cistern.

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