Historic Acres Homes the 44 Paperback
Acres Homes was established in 1910. Working class families, laborers, farmers, water front workers, carpenters, domestics, military, and factory workers filled with hope and self-pride began migrating and purchasing property platted for African Americans approximately 10 miles northwest of downtown Houston from developer Alfred A. Wright. The settlement acquired its name Acreage Home from the fact that land was sold by the acre rather than by the lot. The land owners benefited from low taxes, inexpensive land, and an agrarian lifestyle a bit of genteel country with quick and easy access to the city.