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Film Screening: Post Oak Boulevard – A Texas Legacy
June 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us this summer on Sunday, June 23 at 2pm for the screening of the film, Post Oak Boulevard: A Texas Legacy, at Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism! This award-winning documentary captures the history of Houston’s west side, from its earliest settlers to its transformation into one of the most dynamic business, shopping and residential districts in Texas, and one of the great boulevards of the world.
The story begins in the early 1800s when Texas was a part of Mexico, and Stephen F. Austin’s 300 Colonists traveled the old San Felipe Road through what is now Uptown Houston. Eventually Italian immigrant families purchased rural land parcels and grew vegetables on their truck farms along Westheimer Road.
Post Oak Boulevard: A Texas Legacy details the historic San Felipe Trail, and interviews include rare first-hand accounts of eyewitnesses and multi-generational family members, as well as many of the visionaries who transformed this once rural flatland into a world-class, multi-faceted residential, retail and shopping district.
Watch a film preview here.
Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Justin at 713-782-4162 or Justin@hcrj.org.