James Donatto interview
- Main contributor
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.
Urbanization; Austin, Stephen F.; Zoning; Harris County Psychiatric Center
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/do4948sc62j; Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35124; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm47784k224
This item is accessible by: the public.