Costco to Host Book Signing for Houston's River Oaks

Arts and Entertainment

June 7, 2016


Costco to Host Book Signing for Houston's River Oaks

Ann Dunphy Becker will be available to sign copies of the local history book


In the early 1920s, when T.W. House Jr., A.C. Guthrie, and Thomas Ball came to the conclusion that Houston needed a new country club, complete with an 18-hole golf course, they formed Country Club Estates. They chose to build on land called the House tract just west of downtown. Very quickly 300 memberships were sold with each including one share of stock in the company.


Within a year, Will and Mike Hogg, along with Hugh Potter, recognized this as a perfect idea for the bustling city of Houston. They purchased 1,100 acres eventually creating the River Oaks Corporation. Images of America: Houston's River Oaks takes the reader from 1923 to 1970 and tells the story of one of the most carefully planned subdivisions in America.


Today, River Oaks is known as an enviable place to call home. The careful planning undertaken by these Houstonians 90 years ago produced results of unmatched beauty and a quality of life still enjoyed today.


Highlights of Houston's River Oaks include:

·         1920s: Country Living in River Oaks

·         1930s: Anyone Can Afford to Live Here

·         1940s: The War Years

·         1950s: The "Happy Days" Decade

·         1960s: A Changing World 


Join the author for a signing:

Where:  Costco

1150 Bunker Hill Road

Houston, TX 77055

When: Friday, June 10th, 2016; 11:00 am 1:00 pm


Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online. 


The combination of Arcadia Publishing & The History Press creates the largest and most comprehensive publisher of local and regional content in the USA. By empowering local history and culture enthusiasts to write local stories for local audiences, we create exceptional books that are relevant on a local and personal level, enrich lives, and bring readers closer - to their community, their neighbors, and their past. Have we done a book on your town? Visit