Aimee L’Heureux details the Jane Blaffer Owen’s philanthropy to the University of Houston, as well as her contributions to New Harmony, Indiana.
Tag Archives | Texaco
Recalling Houston’s Early Days and its Oilmen: A Conversation with Jane Blaffer Owen
By Houston History Magazine on April 18, 2011 in Arts & Culture, Energy and Environment, Houstonians, Museums, University of Houston
Jane Blaffer Owen, an arts patron, social activist, and preservationist, was the daughter of Robert Lee Blaffer, one of the founders of Humble Oil & Refining Company (now ExxonMobil), and the granddaughter of William T. Campbell, who established the The Texas Company, which became Texaco.
Preservation CAN Work in Houston: The Humble Oil & Refining Company Building
By Houston History Magazine on December 16, 2010 in Preservation
To read the full text of this article by Victoria J. Myers that appeared in the Summer 2009 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.