The guiding framework for this project is rooted in Anthony Marcus Hunter’s belief that ‘… Black residents have long been city makers and a force for progressive change… and African American neighborhoods are creative places that are sustaining, affirming and pleasurable…’ Without forgetting internal and external problems, this photographic approach focuses on recording moments of beauty, imagination, and creativity as ways of Black place-making. The primary geographic focus for this project is the Northern Third Ward of Houston. I seek to understand the narratives that shape and continue to inform the landscape vernacular of Third Ward. What type of stories do these spaces tell us about Third Ward? Many Researchers have indicated that stories create places; in return places enrich and evoke stories. What are the stories these landscapes tell us about Third Ward? What do they tell us about Black place-making and the African American communities?