Architecture

Checking Up on the Crumbling Mansions of Riverside Terrace

Remember the crumbling old mansions in Riverside Terrace? Well, good luck finding them. It seems that the folks in the area, which was once brimming with dilapidated old mansions, have been shining things up.

There's always been something just a bit more special about that old neighborhood known as Riverside Terrace. The area, situated right off Texas 288 and bound by Almeda, North MacGregor, Scott, and Wheeler, was originally developed by Jewish families in the 1930s after they were kept out of swanky River Oaks.

Influential residents like the Finger, McGregor, and Weingarten families settled into the area, and built it up with massive, stately homes that were equivalent to what was found in River Oaks. The area's close proximity to everything in the city and the beautiful lush greenery, along with the prominence of those huge estates, launched Riverside Terrace into the same affluent category as its anti-Semitic partner.

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Angelica Leicht
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