Neighborhood Placitas

The idea of the livable city is important to the contemporary conversation surrounding urban planning and design. Cities are socially constructed to correspond with the ideas and ideals of their inhabitants at the intersection of community, economy, and faith. Historically, the neighborhoods and streets of the city radiate from a central point of civic, religious, and commercial communion... 

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Historical Overview of 115 Michigan Avenue

Galveston-born T. R. Spence commissioned the construction of this new business after running his produce store from various home locations. He purchased the entire block north of French and south of Russell, building three homes on the north side of the block, and two businesses on the south. These commercial buildings faced a commercial plaza formed by the park, theatre, church, and school...

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