Lecture: Historic Houston Streets: The Story behind the Names


Take an hour off and escape into Houston’s history while grabbing a bite to eat at the Hill/Finger Lecture Series.

Take a journey through Houston and surrounding areas with Marks Hinton, a native Houstonian and graduate of Southern Methodist University. He started researching this topic to fill a void in the Texas Room of the Houston Public Library, but the finished product, Historic Houston Streets, developed out of his personal passion for urban history. Hinton has led tours for the Orange Show Foundation’s award-winning Eyeopener Tours for the past 16 years, and he is also a freelance writer.

The book includes topical sections that highlight Houston street-naming trends, like streets named for World War I soldiers and the British legacy in the Neartown area, where street names have a bit of Anglophilia. Historic photographs, maps and portraits enliven the information, allowing readers to marvel at how the city has evolved.



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


$5; free for members
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