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Minette Boesel: Houston’s Preservation & Adaptive Reuse Advocate

By Silvia Celeste Martinez What is the current building trend in Houston? Adaptive reuse of buildings has become increasingly popular in an effort to preserve existing structures and simultaneously adapt their function to their communities’ needs. Since preservation activist Minnette Boesel wrote “Historic Preservation in Houston… a History?” which appeared in The Houston Review of […]

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River Oaks auditorium 2006

The River Oaks Theater: Saved From the Wrecking Ball?

For over seventy years the River Oaks Theater has operated at 2009 West Gray in Houston’s affluent River Oaks community. Although the theater has changed over the years, it remains an integral part of Houston, the city’s culture and history, and of the movie industry in the second half of the twentieth century. The River […]

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