From Saturday's Houston Chronicle:
July 22, 2006, 8:34AM
Historic theater could soon fade into history
Tenants told of unconfirmed plan to raze portions of the River Oaks Shopping Center
By LISA GRAY
Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle
Three Houston landmarks, including the Landmark River Oaks Theatre and the Bookstop in the former Alabama Theater, have been declared endangered by the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance.
The alliance has learned, spokesman David Bush said Friday, that two buildings in the River Oaks Shopping Center could face demolition within two years.
Opened in 1939, the River Oaks is Houston's oldest functioning movie theater.
This blog is about Houston's history. Unfortunately, I can't act oblivious when pieces of the city's past are slated to become history, that is, a memory. It would be a shame to tear down such landmarks.
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