Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Strip in Season

Here we are at River Oaks Shopping Center, Houston, Texas. I love the thousands of tiny white lights that decorate the palm trees in this historic shopping strip this time of year.

The River Oaks Shopping Center, originally the River Oaks Community Center, was completed in 1937. The architects were Nunn & McGinty with Oliver C. Winston of Washington, D.C. This Art Deco shopping center, one of the oldest in the country, is a City of Houston Landmark. Shopping here is all the more wonderful, given the chic architecture.


  1. I love the River Oaks Shopping Center...lets just hope it's not sold to the highest bidder and torn down in true Houston fashion.

  2. Oh my gosh, I was just there, and really ... it wouldn't be Christmas in Houston without those Palm trees all lit up for the Holidays.