Montrose has been called the "Heart of Houston," Montrose was originally envisioned as a planned community and streetcar suburb dating back to the early 20th century before the development of River Oaks. Link's planning details for the area included four wide boulevards with the best curbing and extensive landscaping.Link built his own home in Montrose, known as the Link-Lee Mansion, which is now part of the University of St. A streetcar, the Montrose Line, ran through the neighborhood. Montrose is going to lead the procession." It did, and the procession eventually continued far beyond the neighborhood.Around the time Montrose mainly included empty nesters and widows.Gay men became attracted to Montrose as a neighborhood after encountering it while patronizing Art Wren, and they began to gentrify the neighborhood and assist the widows with the maintenance of their houses. At the time at least 19% of the residents of Montrose were gay and lesbian.In 1926, the Plaza Apartment Hotel, Houston’s first apartment hotel, opened on Montrose Boulevard.
Modeled after the Ritz-Carlton in New York, the hotel cost over one million dollars to construct.Domingo is facing multiple charges, including robbery and assault.Established in 1911, the neighborhood is a demographically diverse area with renovated mansions, bungalows with wide porches, and cottages located along tree-lined boulevards. Link and his Houston Land Corporation envisioned a "great residential addition" according to the neighborhood's original sales brochure.Some area funeral homes did not want to accept the bodies of men who died from AIDS.AIDS tore through the neighborhood and the gay community flocked to the nightclubs for a reprieve from sickness and death." By 2011 many LGBT people moved to the Houston Heights and to suburbs in Greater Houston.