Zion Hill Historic District

The Zion Hill Historic Overlay District is an excellent example of vernacular architecture in general and the shotgun house in particular. This community was established in the mid-nineteenth century as an African-American neighborhood for families who worked in downtown businesses or for the white households in the Washington Square area. Zion Hill represents the perseverance and success of African-American families who established a vibrant community in the face of nineteenth and twentieth century segregation. The district includes the architecturally significant Zion Hill Baptist Church, designed in a Gothic Revival style by local architect Diedrich Rulfs. The community’s cemetery, the Zion Hill Cemetery or Park Street Cemetery, is zoned historic individually.

Please note, there are several properties in this Historic Overlay District that were included in the 1986 survey under other addresses, but were not zoned historic when this project commenced in 2011. These properties do not have an entry on the website because they are non-zoned lots: 815, 821, 901, 903, 904, 905, and 906 Gene; 806, 808, 814, and 907 Ola; 316, 414, 416, 500, 510, 511, 518, 523, and 525 Richardson.

You can view the map for this district here. This file is large and may take a while to load completely. The 1992 Nomination includes individual survey forms for a handful of the properties, but most were not individually assessed.

  • Zion Hill Historic District National Register Nomination and Preservation Strategy, 1992, Part 1
  • Zion Hill Historic District National Register Nomination and Preservation Strategy, 1992, Part 2
  • Zion Hill Historic District National Register Nomination and Preservation Strategy, 1992, Part 3
  • Zion Hill Historic District National Register Nomination and Preservation Strategy, 1992, Part 4
  • Zion Hill Historic District National Register Nomination and Preservation Strategy, 1992, Part 5
  • Zion Hill Historic District National Register Nomination and Preservation Strategy, 1992, Part 6
  • Zion Hill Historic District National Register Nomination and Preservation Strategy, 1992, Part 7

    Bois d’Arc

    Ernest

    • 804 Ernest
    • 807 Ernest
    • 808 Ernest
    • 812 Ernest
    • 813 Ernest
    • 816 Ernest
    • 817 Ernest
    • 824 Ernest

    Gene

    • 806 Gene
    • 807 Gene
    • 810 Gene
    • 811 Gene
    • 814 Gene
    • 816 Gene
    • 819 Gene
    • 900 Gene
    • 902 Gene

    Lanana

    • 321 N. Lanana
    • 324 N. Lanana (Zion Hill Baptist Church)
    • 325 N. Lanana
    • 401 N. Lanana
    • 405 N. Lanana
    • 406 N. Lanana
    • 412 N. Lanana
    • 416 N. Lanana
    • 417 N. Lanana
    • 418 N. Lanana
    • 421 N. Lanana
    • 422 N. Lanana
    • 500 N. Lanana
    • 502 N. Lanana
    • 504 N. Lanana
    • 505 N. Lanana
    • 506 N. Lanana
    • 512 N. Lanana

    Mast Alley

    • 714 Mast Alley
    • 714-A Mast Alley
    • 714-B Mast Alley
    • 714-C Mast Alley
    • 714-E Mast Alley
    • 716 Mast Alley
    • 716-A Mast Alley

    Ola

    • 714 Ola
    • 716 Ola
    • 805 Ola
    • 816 Ola
    • 821 Ola
    • 900 Ola
    • 903 Ola
    • 904 Ola
    • 905 Ola
    • 906 Ola
    • 908 Ola

    Park

    • 700 Park
    • 716 Park
    • 818 Park

    Richardson

    • 314 Richardson
    • 315 Richardson
    • 318 Richardson
    • 319 Richardson
    • 322 Richardson
    • 400 Richardson
    • 407 Richardson
    • 408 Richardson
    • 410 Richardson
    • 411 Richardson
    • 415 Richardson
    • 501 Richardson
    • 504 Richardson
    • 505 Richardson
    • 508 Richardson
    • 509 Richardson
    • 514 Richardson
    • 526 Richardson
    • 527 Richardson