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The Resource Houston's Courtlandt Place, Sallie Gordon and Penny Jones

Houston's Courtlandt Place, Sallie Gordon and Penny Jones

Label
Houston's Courtlandt Place
Title
Houston's Courtlandt Place
Statement of responsibility
Sallie Gordon and Penny Jones
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1906, Houston was poised to become a great city. The construction of its first skyscraper began (only eight stories); dredging commenced for the Houston Ship Channel; and Carrie Nation paid a visit and inflicted $750 damage on a saloon named after her, leaving no doubt that she wanted the name changed. Rambunctious growth, the proliferation of streetcar lines, and the emergence of the automobile pushed Houston's boundaries outward. When unrestricted commercialism encroached on the mansions of the city's elite, they abandoned downtown and formed private residential enclaves beyond the chaos. One of the earliest, fashioned after the "private places" of St. Louis, was Courtlandt Place. Developed for Houston's first big businessmen and power brokers, its story has been linked with the city's history for more than 100 years. The exceptional Courtlandt Place is on the National Register of Historic Places and remains a triumph of historic preservation.--amazon.com
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/141100222
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
F394.H86
LC item number
C684 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Images of America
Label
Houston's Courtlandt Place, Sallie Gordon and Penny Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn424558727
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780738571096
Lccn
2009921909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)424558727
Label
Houston's Courtlandt Place, Sallie Gordon and Penny Jones
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn424558727
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780738571096
Lccn
2009921909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)424558727

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