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Montrose Voice, No. 85, June 11, 1982
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Montrose Voice, No. 85, June 11, 1982 - File 020. 1982-06-11. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 16, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/107/show/97.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 85, June 11, 1982
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date June 11, 1982
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
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Transcript June 11, 1982/MONTROSE VOICE 19 Neighborhood Montrose address not just a number but a way of life PhotoBtory by Ed Martinez Newcomers to Houston are faced with a bewildering range of choices. One of the most perplexing is where to live. There are so many different types of housing available, in such a wide latitude of prices, locations, and lifestyles that it truly boggles the mind. Even when the specific location is pinpointed, there are still many choices to make. In Montrose, which is still a large neighborhood, there are many types and styles of dwellings to consider. One of these is the large apartment complex, and while obvi- osly desirable, it too poses certain drawbacks. Nevertheless, such complexes are plainly attracting thousands of new residents flocking to Houston each month. One such complex is named, simply, 1400 Richmond. This large apartment community, numbering in the hundreds of units, features apartments on three levels, thus qualifying as garden, rather than high rise, apartments. Handsome balconies overlook inner courtyards that provide off street parking as well as pools and green spaces for lolling about in good weather, of which Houston has an abundance. There are many apartment complexes in Houston that can match these features, however. Were 1400 Richmond no more than this, it would hardly offer any particular advantages over competing apartment communities. The special attitude that sets these apartments apart is something else, something more subtle and difficult to isolate. That something is what makes 1400 Richmond much more than just an address. Call it ambience, flavor, or just plain pizazz, 1400 Richmond has it. One of the things that gives these apartments their uniqueness is the convivial air that competing lifestyles enjoy. In a neighborhood heavily populated by gay people, almost any large apartment house in Montrose will have some gay people living there. At 1400 Richmond, however, there is a large percentage of tenants who are gay. At the same time, the community is so large that there is also a large number of non-gay people in residence. The beauty of the place, however, is that everyone seems to coexist so well and with such an absence of friction. In a city long noted for conservatism in its attitudes, such tolerance and permissiveness comes as somewhat of a shock. Closer inspection, however, reveals what more and more Americans have finally come to accept: gay people do not wear horns, are not child molesters, are not hopeless social misfits, and can be, and usually are, welcome neighbors and very desirable ones too. 1400 Richmond is living proof of the changing mores in even the most conservative of American cities. While Houston may not necessarily qualify as extremely conservative, it does have a history of reactionary attitudes and politics. All that seems to be changing, however, if this large and very friendly apartment community is typical. And it does seem to be typical of more and more complexes in the inner city. Houston in general, and Montrose in particular, are living proof that "the times they are a-changing," hopefully for the better, at least as far as social awareness and better understanding and tolerance of different lifestyles and attitudes are concerned. WHEN YOU'RE TIRED OF GAMES CLUB HOUSTON 2205 fannin 659-4998
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