By Nadia Abouzir Running along Buffalo Bayou, Eleanor Tinsley Park was completely submerged after Harvey’s rains. Photo courtesy of J. Daniel Escareño, Flickr. It is no secret that Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, but how did it impact the city’s individual communities? Floodplain maps offer insight into where the risk is greatest to experience a 100- or 500-year flood, but many of the affected neighborhoods surpassed these thresholds […]
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Attention to Detail: The Architecture of Lucian T. Hood, Jr.
Legendary architect Lucian T. Hood had a career that spanned more than three decades, and style that transcended the modernism of the 1950s and the conservatism of the 1980s. His attention to detail created a reputation that garnered the attention of Houston’s famous and wealthy, designing houses in River Oaks, Riverside Terrace, and Memorial Villages.
Deep Water Houston: From the Laura to the Deep Water Jubilee
The Allen brothers’ mission to create a city where none had been before was fueled by the same philosophy that led to Houston’s long-term success: dream big, and do everything possible to realize your dreams. The realization of Houston and the Houston Ship Channel is a tale of promotion, ingenuity, and decades of dedicated effort […]
Three Continents: From the Bayou to the Biennale
From the Gulf of Mexico to the heart of downtown, the Houston Ship Channel has proved to be a vital piece of the city’s growth for one hundred years. Through history, we can trace how Houston’s economic ethos has transformed a narrow, winding bayou into an international epicenter of import.
Houston Music Venues
“For the Love of Live Music: A Sampling of Houston Music Venues, 1930s to 1970s” by Lindsay Scovil Dove will have you saying, “Oh, yeah, I remember going there!” Cutting across a broad swath of Houston music and entertainers, she recalls the Eldorado Ballroom, the Emerald Room at the Shamrock Hotel, the Pan-America Ballroom, the […]
Terry Hershey, Community, and Action
More than forty years ago, Terry Tarlton Hershey became the most visible representative of environmental action in Houston as she fought to preserve the natural beauty of Buffalo Bayou west of Shepherd Drive.
Galveston Bay is the most prominent geologic feature on the upper Texas coast. It is the state’s largest bay, covering about 600 square miles, situated in one of its most urbanized and industrialized areas.
Coming to Houston: 170 Years of Migration
To read the full text of this article that appeared in the Spring 2005 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.