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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15.1 Wrecks and Redemption Table of Contents
By Houston History Magazine on November 14, 2017 in Archives, Arts & Culture, Business and Industry, Communities, Energy and Environment, Houstonians, Hurricanes, Letter from the Editor, Politics, Race & Ethnicity, Women
Download the full pdf. Vol. 15, No. 1 (Fall 2017) Letter from the Editor by Debbie Z. Harwell 2 Seeing Frost Town from the bottom up: Using Archeology and Archives to Reconstruct a Forgotten Houston Neighborhood By Jason W. Barrett, Douglas K. Boyd, and Louis F. Aulbach 8 The 1947 Texas City Disaster: Changing Lives […]
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.