on Monday, October, 24 2016 @ 07:37:00 am (1300 words)
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An original employee in the Ideson was Jacob Frank Cramer. Frank, as many public records show him, was employed as a custodian, beginning about 1913, at the Carnegie Library building and at the Ideson from its opening until his death therein on November 22, 1936. During the time of his employment at the Houston Public Library, he resided in the buildings he maintained. According to some patrons and library professionals, the spirit of Frank Cramer has never left the Ideson. more »

on Sunday, September, 08 2013 @ 04:58:32 pm (813 words)
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The flagship of Karl Hoblitzelle's Interstate Amusement Company chain of theaters, the Majestic was the most impressive of a number of vaudevillian theaters that lined "Theater Row," which composed an entertainment district of several blocks along Elm Street. By the late 1970's all of these establishments but the Majestic had been demolished. more »

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