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Notable Residents

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.

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