The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 84, July 1980 - April, 1981 Page: 137
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The Houston Central Library dozed among quiet parks and residential
areas, c. 1931. All pictures are used courtesy of the Houston Metropolitan
Research Center, Houston Public Library. The author wishes to thank
Louis Marchiafava, Archivist of the HMRC, and his staff for their generous
assistance in selecting and identifying these photographs.
posal, for instance, had eleven zones, only one of them for single-family
Zoning is an integral tool in city planning, the legal device by which
government can control the use and function of private land within a
master plan. Alfred Bettman, a major force behind the adoption of
thriving setting where each citizen would have some substantial opportunity to prosper."
8For specific material on zoning in the g92os and its relation to comprehensive plan-
ning, see Toll, Zoned American, 193, 203, 286; Scott, American City Planning, 152, 192,
227, 248. On the Houston zoning proposal, see "Final Report and Recommendations of
the Houston Zoning Commission" (1962), Louise Kennedy Collection. I am deeply in-
debted to Marie Gibbens Ristroph, at that time chief of the Comprehensive Planning
Division, Houston City Planning Department, for background material on zoning, the
state of city planning, and the 1962 Houston zoning ordinance. Marie Gibbens Ristroph
to B. J. K., Jan. 6, 1978.
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