New Town



Valerie Hurd's Barber and Beauty School, located at 304 Nolan St. in Marshall, Texas, was a long-time business, c1955-c2001. It was first located on Park School St. and relocated to this address c1959. The building burned about 2001. This picture may date from early 1960's.

New Town Neighborhood Action Plan

New Town Neighborhood — A Visionary Community The New Town neighborhood in Marshall, Texas was a self-sufficient African-American community containing schools, stores, churches, a college, and many bungalows and cottages.

A cottage in the New Town neighborhood

Wiley College

Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1867

Truevine Baptist Church

Ward Chapel AME Church



 Image: The Portal to Texas History