Lightnin’ Hopkins Marker Set To Go Up in Houston
The marker is made of aluminum, and it was cast and forged by The Southwell Company in San Antonio. It is more than nine feet tall, pole included, and weighs more than 75 pounds and stands about six feet tall. It will be installed on the grounds of Project Row Houses in Houston’s Third Ward, where “The King of Dowling Street” spent most of his time.
A dedication ceremony should take place in November. You can make contributions to the Lightnin’ Hopkins Marker Fund by a direct deposit through any U.S. Bank of America branch, account number 5860-1320-5659 or a check made out to:
Lightnin’ Hopkins Marker Fund
501 E. 16th St.
Houston, TX 77008
YouTube: “Lonesome Road” by Lightnin’ Hopkins