Jerry & Marvy Finger Lecture Series: Houston's River Oaks By Ann Dunphy Becker


Ann Dunphy Becker, author of Houston 1860–1900, which featured Sam Houston Park, has uncovered the story through photographs of Houston's River Oaks, her new book. Her presentation will at first take the viewer back to 1923, when the area between San Felipe, Buffalo Bayou, Willowick and Shepherd was a lush space of scattered farms and piney woods. Several forward thinking men and women took this 1,100 acres and slowly built one of the most beautifully planned communities still in existence. The time period covered in Houston's River Oaks is from 1923 to 1970.

To reserve a box lunch for this lecture, please contact Elizabeth Martin by 11 a.m. on July 17.



The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
1100 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002


$5 general admission; free for Heritage Society members.
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