April 19, 2011

A Heights sampler

From the Texas Historical Commission's Historic and Architectural Resources of Houston Heights (written in the early 1980s):

One of the first planned suburbs in the state, Houston Heights has retained its architectural and civic identity to an unusual degree. This has been accomplished in spite of its location in one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. The Heights presents a Whitman's Sampler of turn-of-the-century architectural styles. Several notable late-Victorian mansions and substantial early 20th-century public, ecclesiastical, and commercial buildings serve as the anchors of the neighborhood. Nevertheless, the real strength of the Heights rests in its wide array of essentially vernacular, middle-class, and domestic architecture of the period 1893-1932.

J.H. Clare House, c. 1905, r. 1920; transitional Queen Anne
j.h. clare house

1050 Heights Boulevard, c. 1930
1050 heights boulevard

John Milroy House, c. 1898; Stick/Eastlake
john milroy house
john milroy house
john milroy house carriage housecarriage house

Upchurch House, c. 1906; Queen Anneupchurch house
upchurch house

Milroy-Muller House, c. 1895; Colonial Revival/Queen Anne
milroy-muller house

1648 Harvard Street, c. 1885; Queen Anne
1648 harvard street
1648 harvard street
1648 harvard street

Mansfield House, c. 1900; Stick/Eastlake
mansfield house

1812 Harvard Street, c. 1895
1812 harvard street

1809 Harvard Street, c. 1920
1809 harvard street

The Inkspots Museum, c. 1930 (birthplace of Huey Long)
the inkspots museum

Banta House, c. 1918; Craftsman/Bungalow
banta house
banta house

2 comments:

Billy Muyo! said...

I see you caught a piece of the road construction going on in the area. I'm not sure if it's still there ... but earlier this year they had some of the streets closer to Heights Boulevard tore up. At the edges, the construction revealed the layers under Heights Boulevard - I think you could even see brick/cobble stone. Kinda reminded me of looking at strata in geology.

Chris said...

Wow - I wish I could have seen that cobblestone. Interesting!