Bayou City Rails: Essay #31
The history of the streetcar in Houston (1868-1940) illustrates the importance of long-term urban planning and coordination of multiple forms of transportation for successful development of mass transit. This essay examines the consequence of many decisions made over decades, which resulted in the demise of the streetcar and the rise of the automobile.
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Historical Essay Series: Essay #18 - #31
A historical essay is published annually and serves as the Historical Society's academic periodical. Now, the Historical Society offers Essays #18-31 as a set.