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L. Thain Leonard interview
Date
1985-11-07
Main contributor
Schwartz, Jon
Summary
L. Thain explains how his father chose a location in Riverside to settle, rather than River Oaks. He describes the trouble his mother had when she decided to try to rent our their house once the neighborhood makeup changed. She turned down an offer by a black woman and eventually sold her home for the value of the land, moving into an apartment. L. Thain expresses no nostalgia for Riverside, describing it now as rundown and ramshackle.
Contributor
Leonard, L. Thain
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Urbanization; White flight
Locations
Riverside, Houston; Houston, Texas
Collection
This Is Our Home It Is Not For Sale
Unit
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
Language
English
Terms of Use
["In Copyright"]
Physical Description
00:12:45
Notes

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.”

Collection

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/do10580k48q; Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35156; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm1296wx12t