Sunday, July 23, 2006

Endangered species?

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

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.

On the net:

Greater Houston Preservation Alliance
Weingarten Realty Investors
River Oaks Theatre
Online Petition sponsored by the folks at Houstonist.
Off the Cuff



At 2:33 PM, Blogger laanba said...

There is a petition that will be presented to Weingarten at the end of the year.

Please make your voice heard!

At 3:39 PM, Blogger J.R.G. said...

Thanks for the link! I'll put it up with the others.


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