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Stevens Record and Radio Shop
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> Stevens Record and Radio Shop

By Amy Ahlbrand Robinson
The teenage refuge of the 1950s and ’60s was the “record shop.” Stevens Records and Radio Shop, located on Kirby Drive near Rice University, was one of the first places Houstonians heard …

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A Flair for the Dramatics
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> A Flair for the Dramatics

Theatre is a vital part of the community. It provides an escape to new worlds and opens the public’s eyes to new ideas and emotions. These neighborhood venues help foster creativity among different generations, from …

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Slowing Down
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> Slowing Down

By Story Sloane III
It is hard to think of Houston as being anything but one huge metropolis comprised of multiple cultures from around the world. We are a great city that offers our citizens a …

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High Water Days
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> High Water Days

By Story Sloane III
If you have lived in Houston for any period of time, the issue of flooding will be something you are familiar with. I have lived here all of my life and realize …

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Historic Family Connections
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> Historic Family Connections

By Story Sloane III One of the highlights of doing what I do is connecting family members with a person in a vintage photograph. I never tire of having someone point out a relative in …

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A New Set of Wheels
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> A New Set of Wheels

By Story Sloane III
There is nothing quite like a new car. The smell of a brand new automobile and the pride a person gets from driving one is second to none.
For as long as auto …

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The Fire Captain – Early 1900’s
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> The Fire Captain – Early 1900’s

By Story Sloane III
Several years ago I wrote about my great-grandfather, Drew King. He was captain of the city of Houston’s Fire Station No. 7 on Milam. He joined the department shortly after the …

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Frontier Fiesta Days
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> Frontier Fiesta Days

In researching Houston’s history over the years, one thing has become crystal clear: its citizens were never going to be without entertainment. Edna Saunders booked world-class performers at the old Houston Auditorium, and the grand …

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The Energy Capital of the World
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br>The Energy Capital of the World

Early last century my grandfather, Story Sloane Sr., relocated from the state of Louisiana to Texas so that he could pursue opportunities in the oil field. His desire to strike it rich would take him …

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Museum Dreams…
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br>Museum Dreams…

It has always been a dream of mine to see a museum of Houston’s history and culture established. Houston’s past is full of distinguishable events and outstanding personalities that should be highlighted in a place …

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History in Motion
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br>History in Motion

By Story Sloane III
It is hard to say when the first moving film was made in Houston. The film Thomas Edison produced from Galveston after the 1900 storm is certainly one of the oldest made …

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The Sounds of Success
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br>The Sounds of Success

By Story Sloane III
Two of the more important technological advancements that came out of the 1800s were photography and radio. To capture light was truly a fantastic thing, and the ability to hear sounds from …

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Food for Thought
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> Food for Thought

Over the past several years there have been many books released dealing with the history of Houston. That is a good thing because Houston is a city where its history

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Sporting Life
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> Sporting Life

Over the past several years there have been many books released dealing with the history of Houston. That is a good thing because Houston is a city where its history is seldom preserved. My book …

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Houston’s Early Nature Lovers
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> Houston’s Early Nature Lovers

Houston has always had its fair share of adventurous types, despite the humid subtropical climate and sweltering temperatures. One historic group of nature enthusiasts banded together with Joseph “Joe” Heiser in 1923 to form the …

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The End of an Era
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> The End of an Era

By Story Sloane III
It was announced early this year that Macy’s (Foley Brothers) will be closing its Main Street store. That is very significant because it marks the demise of department store shopping in downtown …