Houston's River Oaks

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River Oaks is a name that has rung out in Houston, Texas, since its founding in 1923. The neighborhood's uncertain geographical boundaries may be a point of controversy, but the impact River Oaks has had on the city is indisputable. River Oaks has been home to astronauts who have contributed to American space exploration; lawyers who are involved in the interworking of the United States' legal system; oil tycoons who have helped Houston grow; and doctors who are responsible for inventing lifesaving medical procedures. The neighborhood is also home to one of the country's most exclusive country clubs, and River Oaks has been served by some of the same schools, churches, stores, and restaurants since its founding. This book explores how River Oaks not only celebrates, grieves, and lives life day-to-day, but also how it changes the world.
ISBN: 9781467117340
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 127
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Charles Dain Becker and Joan Blaffer Johnson are native Houstonians. Charles recently completed a double master's degree from the University of Houston, and Joan is a fifth-generation Texan who was born, married, and has raised her three children in River Oaks. Ann Dunphy Becker has a passion for local history and is the author of Arcadia's Images of America: Houston's River Oaks and Houston: 1860–1900.
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