See how Houstonians lived in the Roaring 20s
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  • You were in the groove in the early 1920s when you wore the gym suits, upstairs, for afternoon lessons in downtown YWCA. Below, on February 5, 1922, was the cornerstone for the building at 1310 Rusk, from left, Mrs. HF MacGregor, then the Y-president, and Mrs. Mary McDowall, president when the Y received her charter in 1907 YWCA, Houston, Texas.

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    You were in the groove in the early 1920s when you wore the gym suits, upstairs, for afternoon lessons in downtown YWCA. Below, on 5 February 1922, the laying of the cornerstone for the building

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    Photo: Houston Chronicle

You were in the groove in the early 1920s when you wore the gym suits, upstairs, for afternoon lessons in downtown YWCA. Below, on February 5, 1922, was the cornerstone for the building at 1310 Rusk, from left, Mrs. HF MacGregor, then the Y-president, and Mrs. Mary McDowall, president when the Y received her charter in 1907 YWCA, Houston, Texas.

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You were in the groove in the early 1920s when you wore the gym suits, upstairs, for afternoon lessons in downtown YWCA. Below, on 5 February 1922, the laying of the cornerstone for the building

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Photo: Houston Chronicle

See how Houstonians lived in the Roaring 20s

The Roaring Twenties was an era of economic prosperity, but it also introduced society to flappers and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The ban was fully in force and the Great War had just ended.

It was a glorious time to live in the United States and specifically in Houston, where city officials organized the Democratic National Convention in 1928 and Jesse H. Jones, an entrepreneur, built the Houston Chronicle building.

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Several new buildings, many of which are still standing, were built in the 1920s and life in Houston flourished in harmony with the country.

Michelle Iracheta is a reporter in Houston. Read it on our latest news site, Chron.com, and on our subscriber site houstonchronicle.com. | michelle.iracheta@chron.com

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