Monthly Archives: April 2011

The President’s House: Update

After yesterday’s post about the ironwork at the President’s House, I learned quite a bit more about this topic. Which is kind of surprising, when you think about it. I mean, how much could there be to know about this? … Continue reading

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The Rice President’s House

I had a good day in the archives on Friday. For the first time in a week I had a few minutes to just do whatever I wanted, so I sat down (on the floor, back in the rolling stacks–always … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies

Total mayhem, 1960. You need to click on these to really see what’s going on. What’s coming from up there?   Someone’s on the roof. The  empire strikes back.    These pictures came in the mail last week but the … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Trolley

Another awesome thing in this picture is the trolley car. In 1910, when it had finally become clear the the Rice Board of Trustees was actually going to build a school, the Houston Electric Co. authorized the construction (at a cost of … Continue reading

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The Owl

I can’t pick my absolute favorite thing about the picture of Main Street across from Rice in 1921–there is just too much awesomeness. One of my favorites, though, is the bird’s eye view of The Owl, to the left of … Continue reading

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Update on 1919 Track Guy

I’m not feeling so hot tonight so instead of the post I promised about yesterday’s Main Street picture I’m going to do something simpler. I dug around for a while today trying to figure out who this guy was. Astute commenter … Continue reading

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Main Street, 1921

I ran across this remarkable photograph a few weeks ago when someone came in looking for historic pictures of Main Street. I’d somehow never seen it before. I’m pretty sure it was taken on a football game day in 1921 … Continue reading

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