Houston will become “ …beyond all doubt, the great interior commercial emporium of Texas.” Thus bragged the Allen brothers in an August 1836 advertisement. Thirteen months later rains from a hurricane in September 1837 flooded the city’s Main Street to a depth of four feet. This inundation did not deter the city from its predicted […]
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Heights Woman’s Club
By Lindsay Scovil Dove on March 17, 2013 in Arts & Culture, Communities, Women
Houston Heights Woman’s Club: Over 100 Years of Friendship and Philanthropy By Lindsay Scovil Dove At the turn of the twentieth century, the Houston Heights was a budding community, the pride of some of Houston’s elite. However, its developer, Oscar Martin Carter, envisioned the area as a suburb for everyone, not just the wealthy. During […]
The Preservation and Expansion of the Julia Ideson Building
By Houston History Magazine on December 15, 2010 in Preservation
To read the full text of this article by Barry Moore that appeared in the Spring 2009 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.