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History of the Montrose Neighborhood

History of the Montrose Neighborhood

Elite suburb, “gayborhood,” crime-ridden urban core, cultural mecca, gentrified contradiction – Montrose has been all these things and more. In this talk, Brian Riedel of Rice University will share selections from his work in progress about the history of this iconic Houston neighborhood and its place in the city’s imagination of itself.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged.

Parking in the HPL Central parking garage is free on Saturday and the garage entrance is located on Lamar St, however there are a limited number of spaces available.

Saturday, October 8, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
1st Floor Programming
Central Library, Jesse H. Jones Building
  Arts & Culture     History & Research     Holidays & Observances     In-person Programs  

Registration is required. There are 66 seats available.

A native of North Carolina, Brian Riedel has called Houston home since 1997.  In his role as Associate Director for the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University, he connects community conversations and academic resources through teaching, research, and public events.  He is currently working on a book manuscript, “Forgetting Houston,” a history of the city that centers its sexual and racial past.  Outside these pursuits, he enjoys spending time with his husband and their two dogs.  You can learn more about him at https://profiles.rice.edu/faculty/brian-riedel.

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