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    • Prather, Patricia Smith

    • Prather, Patricia Smith--Interviews ; African American authors--20th century ; African American historians ; Civil rights--Texas--Houston--History--20th century ; Oral histories
    • Houstonian and African American Historian Patricia Smith Prather discusses her life and work in the city of Houston as a historian and author.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Heights Neighborhood Library

    • Heights Neighborhood Library constructed in the Mediterranean revival style and designed by J.M. Glover opened for service in 1925 and was formally dedicated on March 18, 1926. In 1951, this building was completely renovated, basement...
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • Collier Regional Library

    • Collier Regional Library designed by MRW Architects and opened on September 28, 1985. Everett Collier worked his way up from campus correspondent to editor of the Houston Chronicle. He held that position for over thirteen years, serving as a...
    • 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
    • Park Place Regional Library

    • Library service in Park Place was first established at Park Place Elementary School, followed by locations on Broadway and in City Hall. On July, 17, 1939, the Park Place Branch, 8145 Park Place Boulevard, was opened to the public. In l953, the...
    • 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
    • Mancuso Neighborhood Library

    • Mancuso Neighborhood Library designed by Charles Chan and Philip Chang and opened in 1982. Frank O. Mancuso enjoyed a substantial career in professional baseball before entering politics. He was appointed to Houston's City Council in 1963 and...
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • Flores Neighborhood Library

    • Flores Neighborhood Library designed by Molina and Associates Architects and opened on November 4, 1982. The Reverend Patricio F. Flores, Archbishop of San Antonio, was active in programs for Houston's Hispanic community and the first...
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • 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
    • Melcher Neighborhood Library

    • Melcher Neighborhood Library designed by W. Norris Moseley and opened in 1974. Lucile Yvonne Melcher, a native Houstonian, learned from the uncle who raised her to love books and learning. In his honor she established a fund for the continuing...
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • Pleasantville Neighborhood Library

    • Pleasantville Neighborhood Library library designed by W. Norris Moseley and opened in 1974. Building features a covered walkway on the left of a round stucco room protruding from the front wall. Thin rectangular windows line the top and side of...
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • Smith Neighborhood Library

    • Smith Neighborhood Library designed by John Chase and opened on June 2, 1974. Dentist Dr. Lonnie E. Smith practiced briefly in Galveston before coming to Houston. He was the plaintiff in the 1944 landmark Supreme Court case Smith v. Allwright which...
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection
    • McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library

    • McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library designed by Don J. Tomasco and Associates and opened on November 16, 1971. Dr. Eva Alice McCrane held both doctor of business education and doctor of education degrees. She held leadership positions in...
    • 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
    • Moody Neighborhood Library

    • Moody Neighborhood Library designed by Chan, Knostman, and Webster and opened on January 2, 1969. Nettie Moody operated the Texas Abstract Company and was an active real estate investor. In 1946 she was named Houston's Businesswoman of the Year.
    • 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
    • Tuttle Neighborhood Library

    • Tuttle Neighborhood Library designed by W. Norris Moseley and opened in 1978. Originally named the Denver Harbor Branch and located at 6402 Market St. at Henke. It was renamed the Cliff Tuttle Branch in 1978 when a new building was erected at 702...
    • MSS0155 Paul Hester Collection


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