Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Hare and Hare Collection:

Their papers at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Hare and Hare
Title Hare and Hare Collection
Dates 1920-1950
Identification RG D 026
Extent 5 boxes, folded drawings and rolled drawings
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center,Houston Public Library

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains tracings, linens, and blueprints of the landscape architectural firm that was important in shaping Houston's public image. Hare and Hare worked with Houston's Parks Department and City Planning Department which resulted in this collection containing plans for most of the city's parks including Memorial Park and Hermann Park. Plans for the proposed 1928 civic center are included. Also included are plans for the improvements along Buffalo Bayou from 1914-1949. The collection reflects the firm's work in school landscaping including plans for the University of Houston, Texas Southern University, and various public schools in the Houston area. While acting as private landscaping consultants, Hare and Hare executed plans for several landmark Houston residences and plat plans for several subdivisions. This primary source of information would be of particular interest to scholars of urban history, architectural history, and landscape history.


 

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically behind major headings: Parks, Private Residences, Public Buildings, Schools, Subdivisions, and Miscellaneous.

Restrictions

Use Restrictions

None


Index Terms

Organizations:
Hare and Hare
Subjects:
Landscape architecture

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Hare and Hare Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Processing Information

Processed by Linda Anderson, April 22, 1980


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

I. Parks

box folder
1
1
Estes Park. Graham, Texas
1 1/2 General. Houston, Texas
2-3 Baldwin, Elizabeth or Denver Harbor Park. Houston, Texas
4 Carter or Charlton. Houston, Texas
5 Cherryhurst. Houston, Texas
6 Cleveland. Houston, Texas
7 Clinton. Houston, Texas
8 Cottage Grove. Houston, Texas
9 De Zavala. Houston, Texas
9 1/2 Dunlavy. Houston, Texas
10 Eastwood or George Washington Park. Houston, Texas
11 Emancipation. Houston, Texas
12 Finnegan. Houston, Texas
13 Fleming or Mason. Houston, Texas
14 Halbert or Hartman. Houston, Texas
15 Hennessy. Houston, Texas
16 Hermann Park. Houston, Texas
17 Hermann Zoo. Houston, Texas
18 Hermann, Martha Square. Houston, Texas
19 Hidalgo or Mexican. Houston, Texas
20 Houston, Sam. Houston, Texas
box folder
2 1 Idylwood. Houston, Texas
2 Independence Heights. Houston, Texas
3-4 Love or Moody. Houston, Texas
5-6 MacGregor. Houston, Texas
7 Memorial. Houston, Texas
8 Milby or Milroy. Houston, Texas
9 Montie Beach. Houston, Texas
10 Oak Forest. Houston, Texas
11 Peggy or Proctor Plaza. Houston, Texas
12 Reveille. Houston, Texas
13 River Oaks Recreational. Houston, Texas
14 Root Memorial or Settegast Park. Houston, Texas
15 Southcrest. Houston, Texas
16 Southmayd. Houston, Texas
17 Stude. Houston, Texas
18 Triangular Park. Houston, Texas
19 Woodland Park. Houston, Texas



 

II. Private Residences

box folder
3 1 Clear Lake Country Club. Clear Lake, Texas
2 Andrews, Jesse. Houston, Texas
3 Brace and Carruth. Houston, Texas
4 Carter, C.L. Houston, Texas
5 Christie, G.R. Houston, Texas
6 Crain, E.L. Houston, Texas
7 Cullinan, C.F. Houston, Texas
8 Detering, C.A. Houston, Texas
9 Dow, Milby. Houston, Texas
10 Farish, W.S. Houston, Texas
11 Ford, A.C. Houston, Texas
12 Godwin, Herbert. Houston, Texas
13 Grant, J.F. Houston, Texas
14 Hannah, David. Houston, Texas
15 Harris, Paul. Houston, Texas
16 Hight, F.M. Houston, Texas
17 Hogg, Ima and Will. Houston, Texas
18 Holcomb, O.F. Houston, Texas
19 Howard, G.F. Houston, Texas
20 Potter, Hugh. Houston, Texas
21 Proctor, F.C. Houston, Texas
22 Steele, B.W. Houston, Texas
23 Sterling, R.S. Houston, Texas
24 Stokes, M.B. Houston, Texas
25 Stude, H.W. Houston, Texas
26 Walne, W. Houston, Texas
27 Wier, R.W. Houston, Texas



 

III. Public Buildings

box folder
3 28 Civic Center. Houston, Texas
29 City Auditorium. Houston, Texas
30 City Hall. Houston, Texas
31 Jeff Davis Hospital. Houston, Texas
32 Sims Bayou Sewage Treatment Plant. Houston, Texas
33 Dowling St. Houston, Texas
34 Northside Branch Library. Houston, Texas
35 Park Place Branch Library. Houston, Texas
36 Museum of Natural History. Houston, Texas
37 Houston Fire Alarm Building. Houston, Texas
38 Sidewalks, curbs, gutters. Houston, Texas
39 Grand Central Station. Houston, Texas
40 Municipal Airport. Houston, Texas



 

IV. Schools

box folder
4 1 Houston College for Negroes (Texas Southern University). Houston, Texas
2 River Oaks Elementary. Houston, Texas
3 University of Houston. Houston, Texas
4 Unidentified. Brazosport, Texas
5 Lon Morris College. Houston, Texas



 

V. Subdivisions

box folder
4 6 Bellaire, Texas
6 1/2 Property of Obie Dodd. Graham, Texas
7 Braes Heights. Houston, Texas
8 Braeswood. Houston, Texas
9 Buffalo Oaks. Houston, Texas
10 Country Club Estates. Houston, Texas
11 Crescent Island. Houston, Texas
12 Forest Hill. Houston, Texas
13 Garden Oaks. Houston, Texas
14 Glenbrook Valley. Houston, Texas
15 Golfcrest. Houston, Texas
16 Homewoods or Woodside (in River Oaks). Houston, Texas
17 Lakeside. Houston, Texas
18 Lum Terrace. Houston, Texas
19 Meyerland. Houston, Texas
20 Saddlebrook or Saddlewood. Houston, Texas
21 Shadyside. Houston, Texas
22 Sylvan Beach. Houston, Texas
23 Westmeyer Terrace. Houston, Texas
24 Westmoreland Park. Houston, Texas
25-26 Woodridge. Houston, Texas
27 Blue Bell Hills. Kerrville, Texas



 

VI. Miscellaneous

box folder
5 1 General plan. Allendale, Texas
2 Turning basin. Corpus Christi, Texas
3 Zoning. Freeport, Texas
4-5 Braes Bayou. Houston, Texas
6-7 Buffalo Drive. Houston, Texas
8 Houston city maps. Houston, Texas
9 City planning. Houston, Texas
10 Footbridge study. Houston, Texas
11 Freeways. Houston, Texas
12 Glenbrook Golf course. Houston, Texas
13 "Houston Expressway". Houston, Texas
14 Houston newspaper clippings, general. Houston, Texas
15 1928 program of the National Association Real Estate Boards meeting. Houston, Texas
16 McKie and Kamrath office plans. Houston, Texas
17 Summary of Hare and Hare work. Houston, Texas
18-19 Zoning. Houston, Texas
20 John Staub unidentified swimming pool. Houston, Texas
21 Unidentified building, garden and map. Houston, Texas
22 Zoning. Haltom City, Texas



 

VII. Rolled Drawings

Public Buildings
Cuney Homes. Houston, Texas
Carnegie libraries. Houston, Texas
Carnegie Branch Library. Houston, Texas
Schools
North Texas State College. Denton, Texas
Arlington Heights Sr. High. Fort Worth, Texas
Meadowbrook Jr. High. Fort Worth, Texas
Riverside High School. Fort Worth, Texas
Rosemont Jr. High. Fort Worth, Texas
Jackson, Stonewall Jr. High. Houston, Texas
Johnston, Albert S. Jr. High. Houston, Texas
Lanier, Sydney Jr. High. Houston, Texas
Reagan, John H. Sr. High. Houston, Texas
Subdivisions
Lee subdivision. Houston, Texas