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Houston: Past, Present & Progress

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Since its founding in 1836, the city of Houston rocketed from a modest, small town of twelve to a thriving metropolis at the center of incredible innovations in medicine, science, and space exploration. The rise of “Space City” has played a pivotal role in the economic prosperity and leadership of the Lone Star State at the national level. As the city has grown, the contributions of Houstonians have grown as well, leaving behind lasting legacies for historians to document and share.

As part of the release of the Handbook of Houston, TSHA is proud to offer Houston: Past, Present, and Progress. This eBook includes:

  • A full 128 pages focused on Houston’s civic leadership, business, immigration, society, law and order, and arts and culture. 

  • The effect of Jesse Jones on city development and politics. 

  • Biographies of other notable Houstonians who developed iconic businesses, universities, and landmarks.

  • Houston's advances in scientific research in space exploration and medicine.

Fifteen related articles from the Southwestern Historical Quarterly.

Table of Contents

  1. Houston
  2. Jesse Holman Jones
  3. Democratic National Convention of 1928
  4. Julia Bedford Ideson
  5. Felix Tijerina
  6. William Marsh Rice
  7. Star Bottling Works
  8. Joseph Wood Evans
  9. Institute for Immunological Disorders
  10. Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurants
  11. Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
  12. Bernard Sakowitz
  13. St. George Orthodox Christian Church
  14. Gustav Dresel
  15. Binz Building
  16. Frenchtown
  17. Tsunekichi Okasaki
  18. Vinegar Hill
  19. Domain Privee
  20. Henry Kessler
  21. Kezia Payne Depelchin
  22. The Hospital
  23. Margie Annette Hawkins Duty
  24. Percy Eugene Foreman
  25. Heman Marion Sweatt
  26. Hortense Sparks Ward
  27. Alexander Erichson
  28. Nina Eloise Whittington Vance
  29. Love Street Light Circus Feel Good Machine
  30. John Thomas Biggers
  31. Astrodome
  32. Club Terpsicore
  33. June Fairfax Davis Arnold
  34. Southwestern Historical Quarterly Selected Articles

Published: 2017