As mentioned in the state historical marker, Julia Ideson was the Houston Public Library librarian from 1903 to 1945. Under her term, the library expanded its services to include several branches and a bookmobile. She oversaw construction of a newer, larger facility in 1926. This building was later renamed in her honor.
I can only imagine that she must have been a strong, dedicated person, as a woman in charge of so much, during a time when men were usually in positions of authority.