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    • Heights Neighborhood Library

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    • 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...
    • Collier Regional Library

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    • 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...
    • Henington-Alief Regional Library

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    • 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...
    • Morris Frank Library

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    • 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...
    • Mancuso Neighborhood Library

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    • 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...
    • Flores Neighborhood Library

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    • 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...
    • Jungman Neighborhood Library

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    • 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...
    • Melcher Neighborhood Library

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    • 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...
    • Pleasantville Neighborhood Library

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    • 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...
    • Smith Neighborhood Library

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    • 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...
    • Hillendahl Neighborhood Library

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    • Hillendahl Neighborhood Library designed by Pitts, Phelps, and White and opened on November 17, 1971. The family of Arnold L. Hillendahl pioneered the Spring Branch area from its beginnings as a farming community in the 1830s.
    • McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library

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    • 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...
    • J.S. Bracewell Library

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    • 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...
    • Moody Neighborhood Library

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    • 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.
    • Vinson Neighborhood Library

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    • 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...
    • Tuttle Neighborhood Library

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    • 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...
    • Stanaker Neighborhood Library

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    • Front entrance of the new Stanaker Neighborhood Library building designed by Molina and Associates in 1985. Originally named the Central Park Branch and located at 69th and Canal Streets. It was renamed when the library was rebuilt in 1986, now at...
    • Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library

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    • 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...
    • Carnegie Neighborhood Library

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    • 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.

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