Houston Heights

Houston Heights (HM2B5C)

Location: Houston, TX 77007 Harris County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 46.631', W 95° 23.841'

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Representatives of the American Loan and Trust Company of Omaha, Nebraska, came to Houston in 1890 to scout locations for land development. Under the leadership of O.M. Carter, D.D. Cooley, and others, company directors purchased 1,756 acres of land northwest of Houston. They led efforts to electrify Houston's streetcar system in 1891 and extended the lines to their new community, named Houston Heights due to its elevation 23 feet above that of downtown Houston.

Directors of the Omaha and South Texas Land Company, formed by American Loan and Trust in 1892, developed streets, sidewalks, and utility systems; built and marketed homes; and encouraged the establishment of business and industry in Houston Heights. The city of Houston Heights was incorporated in 1896, and W.G. Love served as first mayor. He was followed in that office by John A. Milroy, David Barker, Robert F. Isbell, and J.B. Marmion.

Seeking a broader tax base with which to support their public schools, voters of Houston Heights agreed to annexation by the city of Houston in 1918. Houston Heights grew rapidly in the 20th century, but continued to maintain its unique identity. It remains a distinctive neighborhood with many historic structures.
HM NumberHM2B5C
Year Placed1991
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 268231 N 3296504
Decimal Degrees29.77718333, -95.39735000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 46.631', W 95° 23.841'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 46' 37.86" N, 95° 23' 50.46" W
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Area Code(s)281, 713
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Houston TX 77007, US
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