By Jason W. Barrett, Douglas K. Boyd, and Louis F. Aulbach Houston is a dynamic city with an amazing history. The stories written about its past, however, generally focus on the important people and big events that transformed the wilderness along Buffalo Bayou into a modern metropolis. The Allen brothers, steamship and railroad commerce, […]
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Fragas: A Hundred Years in the East End
By Houston History Magazine on July 28, 2015 in Business and Industry, Communities, Education, Houstonians, Military and War, Other, Race & Ethnicity
The decedents of Felix A. Fraga and Angela Zamarron became business owners, judges, and elected officials, all well known in the East End and the larger Houston area. Growing up, I had heard bits and pieces of our family’s history, but some of the stories seemed to be hearsay. It became my mission to paint […]
Trailblazers in Houston’s East End: Ripley House and the Settlement Association
By Houston History Magazine on December 2, 2011 in Communities, Houstonians, Politics, Race & Ethnicity
The turn of the twentieth century marked a period of accelerated population growth for Houston, and Houston’s Second Ward followed suit. The people who moved to Houston came from a wide array of countries and from other states. Many of these people settled into the aging housing stock located in the Second Ward.