This afternoon I ran across this fascinating Houston Post article about the opening of Brown College in 1965:
There’s so much of interest here I almost don’t know where to begin, but a visit yesterday morning to the offices of the Brown Foundation has Alice Pratt Brown (referred to in the article only as “Mrs. George Brown”) on my mind so I’ll start there.
It just so happens that I recently found some pictures of the library space that I now know she and Herbert Wells decorated with both new pieces and some that had been owned by her beloved sister-in-law, Margarett Root Brown. The room is really swell; restrained, elegant and almost shockingly sophisticated: