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Forum of Civics of River Oaks Garden Club

 
 
Forum of Civics of River Oaks Garden Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 17, 2013
1. Forum of Civics of River Oaks Garden Club Marker
Inscription.  Built about 1880. Until 1920, the John Smith School. Restored 1927 by Will Hogg. A memorial since 1942 to Will and Mike Hogg. Gardens added 1955. Open to public.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10667.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsHorticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 29° 44.528′ N, 95° 25.074′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Westheimer Road and Argonne Street, on the right when traveling east on Westheimer Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2503 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77098, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gov. John B. Connally, Jr. House (approx. half a mile away); Hugo Victor Neuhaus, Jr. House (approx. one mile away); Holland Lodge No. 1 (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Waldo Mansion (approx. 2 miles away); Camp Logan (approx. 2 miles away); The Garden Club of Houston
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By Jim Evans, March 17, 2013
2. Forum of Civics of River Oaks Garden Club Building
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(approx. 2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Houston (approx. 2 miles away); Rice University (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
More about this marker. The area was fenced and entry was locked on Sunday when we were there.
 
Regarding Forum of Civics of River Oaks Garden Club. River Oaks is Houston's wealthiest community. Homes range from 2 to 30 million dollars.
 
Also see . . .  River Oaks Garden Club Website. (Submitted on March 20, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Forum of Civics of River Oaks Garden Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 17, 2013
3. Forum of Civics of River Oaks Garden Club Marker
This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Forum of Civics of River Oaks Garden Club Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 17, 2013
4. Forum of Civics of River Oaks Garden Club Grounds
Azaleas have been a hallmark of River Oaks Homes. In 1935 the River Oaks Garden Club held the first Garden Pilgrimage as it was called then. It's now the Azalea Trail. By 1945 the Azalea Trail's attendance was 10,000 people. In 2006 Houston was designated an “Azalea City”. What began as a means to educate the people of Houston about architecture, flower arranging and horticultural possibilities in the region has become the heralding symbol of spring in the city of Houston. The Azalea Trail offers Houstonians an enjoyable weekend.
Forum of Civics of River Oaks Garden Club Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 17, 2013
5. Forum of Civics of River Oaks Garden Club Grounds
Azaleas have long been a hallmark of River Oaks Homes
Forum of Civics of River Oaks Garden Club Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 17, 2013
6. Forum of Civics of River Oaks Garden Club Grounds
Azaleas have long been a hallmark of River Oaks Homes
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 19, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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