Besides its rich history and location, Riverside Terrace boasts being home to some of Houston's own excellence and celebrity figures.
Vivian Ayers | Mother of Phylicia Rashad
& Debbie Allen
Dwight Boykins | Houston City Counselman
Jack Ceasar | American cattleman
The Dinersteins | Real Estate Developers
Joseph Finger | Notable Architect
Beyonce Knowles | International Celebrity
Rev. William Lawson | Founding Pastor
Wheeler Baptist Church
Carl Lewis | Former Olympic Track Star
Sheila Jackson Lee | Congresswoman
"Riverside Terrace began as the home for Houston's wealthy Jewish community who were forbidden by an unwritten gentleman's agreement from building or living within the WASP-y enclave of River Oaks. Families like the Weingartens, the Sakowitzes, the Battlesteins and the Fingers built their homes in the sleepy neighborhood just east of the Medical Center and Hermann Park."
The Weingartens | Grocery Pioneers
Simon Sakowitz | Founder, Sakowitz Dept.