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  • Title: Houston Public Library (or)
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    • Kendall Neighborhood Library

    • Kendall Neighborhood Library in west Houston library designed by Alexander, Walton and Hatteberg Architectural Firm and opened on January 21, 1969. As president of the Woman's Club in Houston in 1898 and 1899, Belle Sherman Kendall initiated and...
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • Ring Neighborhood Library

    • Ring Neighborhood Library designed by Hamilton and Brown and Associates and opened on July31, 1964. Elizabeth L. Ring joined the Ladies' Reading Club in 1887, working for the establishment of a free public library in Houston. She devoted her...
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • Meyer Neighborhood Library

    • Meyer Neighborhood Library designed by Charles S. Chan and opened on July 25, 1962. This branch, at 5005 West Bellfort, was named for Mr. George B. Meyer, Sr. whose family gave the site for the building. It is noteworthy that this was the first...
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • Henington-Alief Regional Library

    • Back corner of the Henington-Alief Regional Library branch designed by the White Budd Van Ness Partnership and opened on August 19, 1985. David M. Henington, retired in 1994 after 26 years as director of Houston Public Library. During his tenure...
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • Morris Frank Library

    • Morris Frank Library front entrance designed by Barry Moore and opened October 30, 1983. The building in this photograph was located at 6440 West Bellfort. Morris Frank Library is now a Houston Public Library Express location and located at 10103...
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • Johnson Neighborhood Library

    • Educator W.L.D. Johnson, Sr., led a drive in 1910 to raise funds for the purchase of land for Houston's Colored Carnegie Library; he was one of the original board members for that early library.
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • Vinson Neighborhood Library

    • Vinson Neighborhood Library designed by Clovis Heimsath and opened on July 29, 1969. Judge William A. Vinson came to Houston in 1915 and founded the law firm now known as Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. Active on the Houston Public Library Board for more...
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • Young Neighborhood Library

    • This original branch building, opened to the public on October 7th, 1957, was named for Mrs. Alice McKean Young, who was a member of the Library Board for five years before her death in 1953. The memorial plaque on the inside of Young Branch...
    • RGA0013 Houston Public Library Records
    • Jungman Neighborhood Library

    • Jungman Neighborhood Library designed by Irving Phillips and Robert Peterson and opened on October 20, 1975. Frank Jungman was dedicated to libraries. He helped found the public library in his home town of Hondo, Texas, and strongly supported the...
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • J.S. Bracewell Library

    • J.S. Bracewell Library designed by Neuhaus and Taylor and opened on March 23, 1970. Building features a recessed entrance with tiled floor and protruding, rain stained porch roof, few windows and a picture of a girl in 19th century dress posted on...
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • Looscan Neighborhood Library

    • Looscan Neighborhood Library designed by Harvin C. Moore and opened on March 6, 1956. A marble dedication plaque on the building reads: "In recognition of her influence in advancing the cause of a library free and open to all, this branch. of the...
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research

    • Front of the 1917, Georgian style Clayton Library, originally the Clayton home designed by Birdsall P. Briscoe. The three story building features a brick facade, shuttered windows, gabled roof with dormer windows, an entrance flanked by smooth...
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library

    • Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library, originally the Central Church of Christ, designed by William Ward Watkin in 1941. Ray Bailey adapted the church for the public library system and it opened on March 5, 1988. The brick building features a rose...
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • Carnegie Neighborhood Library

    • Carnegie Branch Library originally opened on November 10, 1925 and razed in 1980. The entrance of the new Carnegie Library that opened on December 5, 1982 can be seen in the background.
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • Houston Public Library, 1927

    • Elevated view of the Houston Public Library (the Julia Ideson Building) in April, 1927. Looking west from Walker Street.
    • RGA0013 Houston Public Library Records


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