Highland Park and River Oaks

Highland Park and River Oaks

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qShows how the developers of Highland Park in Dallas and River Oaks in Houston were trying to create better living conditions in a countryside atmosphere away from the uncontrolled development that had blighted late 19th-century and early 20th-century urban neighborhoods in Texas. Also explores why planned suburban and community growth failed at the city-wide level and remained confined to elite suburbs. Also looks at subdivisions in Fort Worth, San Antonio, Amarillo, Wichita Falls, Beaumont, Galveston, and Port Arthur to provide information on how city planners worked with landscape architects to incorporate infrastructure improvements, coordinate landscape planning, and employ such legal devices as restrictive covenants to shape elite space coherently. The work of Texas' foremost suburban house architects, such as C.D. Hill, William Ward Watkin, and John F. Staub, is also analyzedq--See Steedman (Carrie Howard and George Fox) House Cato, Lamar Q., 237 Cedars district (Dallas), 27 Chase, Pearl, 149 Cheek, James ... Club Estates, Wichita Falls), 252, 254 Colonial Revival styles: in the 1890s and early 1900s, 30 a€“ 31, 31, 271; in interior decorating, 79, 80; ... See also Spanish Colonial Revival style Comey, Arthur Coleman, 10 Community Arts Association, Santa Barbara, CA, 148anbsp;...

Title:Highland Park and River Oaks
Author: Cheryl Caldwell Ferguson
Publisher:University of Texas Press - 2014-08-30

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