Fredell Lack-Eichhorn interview
- Main contributor
Interview with Fredell Lack-Eichhorn about what motivated her to live in Riverside. She describes what it was like in the 1950s when they moved in, as homes were still being constructed and how the neighbors interacted with one another in the 1950s. She notes that when she moved to South MacGregor the home lots were much larger and the homeowners older, and there wasn't the same degree of closeness among the neighbors. Lack-Eichhorn discusses the changing racial makeup of the area, and notes that she has heard it is difficult to get bank loans to buy in the neighborhood. She feels that the schools were not maintained as well as they were in other neighborhoods, and notes that the shopping areas are now defunct. Lack-Eichhorn believes that the expansion of the University of Houston is very positive, and objects to the notion that the University of Houston area is in any way more dangerous than other Houston neighborhoods. She discusses her upcoming plans to leave the neighborhood. The interview ends with a violin performance.
Urbanization; University of Houston
Riverside, Houston; Houston, Texas
- Physical Description
Digitization and access for this item is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (2018).
This interview was used in the creation of Jon Schwartz’s documentary film “This Is Our Home, It Is Not For Sale.”
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
Houston History Archives
This Is Our Home, It Is Not For Sale Film Collection
- Other Identifiers
Digital Object: https://id.lib.uh.edu/ark:/84475/do53246r528; Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35129; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm6313zt81z
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