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James Donatto interview
Date
1985-10-30
Main contributor
Schwartz, Jon
Summary
James Donatto describes the history of his home, built on property originally purchased by Stephen F. Austin, and inhabited by several notable people. He discusses the construction of the Harris County Psychiatric Center in the neighborhood. He specifically talks about the political process, zoning, and work of the neighborhood association. Donatto gives his opinion of white residents moving back into Riverside. Donatto discusses his hopes for rejuvenating the area with services that will make it more desirable.
Contributor
Donatto, James
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Urbanization; Austin, Stephen F.; Zoning; Harris County Psychiatric Center
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
00:19:09
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/do4948sc62j; Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35124; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm47784k224