New Pest House Cemetery

Allen Parkway Village Graves (Black)

New City/Pest House Cemetery

1879-1908

Located at 1600 Allen Parkway

Map 493 K


Of the 430 graves, 91 are known to contain human remains. All the remains will be re-interred in a new cemetery on the northeast corner of Allen Parkway Village near Heiner Street.

The remains dating to the 1860?s were overlooked in the early 1940?s when 928 bodies were exhumed and moved to Brookside Memorial Cemetery.

The New City/Pest House Cemetery associated with burials from pestilence outbreaks.

Ex-slaves and Buffalo Soldiers are buried here but because of poor recordkeeping and lack of gravestones prevents identification of bodies buried in the cemetery.


(Houston Chronicle, Feb. 20,1996,Lesley Hensell), (Houston Chronicle, June 25,1996)

 

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