Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Houston Subdivision Collection MSS.0118

Descriptive Summary

Creator Houston Public Library
Title: Houston Subdivision Collection
Dates: 1890-1979
Identification: MSS.0118
Quantity: 4.5 Linear feet, 4 boxes, 1 flat file
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Scope and Contents

The Houston Subdivision Collection is a collection consisting of brochures, pamphlets, and plat maps documenting the development of new subdivisions in the Houston area. The boxed material contains abstracts of titles, brochures, lists of property owners, and newspaper clippings. The plat maps are from different subdivisions, each newly created at that particular time. Also included with the plat maps are three Houston street directories and city maps of the 1890s and 1900s.



All components of this collection are organized by subdivision.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Houston Subdivision Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Index Terms

Land subdivision--Texas--Houston
Real estate development--Texas--Houston
Real property--Texas--Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Houston Subdivision Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Processing Information

Processed by Claire Wilkins, 1979.

Detailed Description of the Collection


Subdivision Information

Box Folder
1 1 Allendale: brochures, maps
2 Bellaire: brochure, booklets
3 Braes Heights: newspaper clipping showing map
4 Braeswood: brochure with enclosures
5 Briarcroft: map
6 Broadmoor: maps
7 Brookline: map
8 Forester Place: map
9 Garden Villas: booklets
10 Harris County Plat Maps
11 Houston Harbor Addition: brochure, maps
12 Lum Terrace: brochure
13 Magnolia Park: brochure, booklets
14 Meadowbrook: brochure
15 Norton Subdivision: map
16 Oakwood: booklet
17 Park Place: brochures
18 Pasadena: photocopy of brochure, photocopy of map
19 Pecan Park: brochure
21 Riverside Terrace: correspondence
22 Roslyn Heights: map showing Roslyn Heights, Roslyn Heights Acre Homes, Washington Heights, Highland Acre Homes, Highland Heights, Bryanhurst, Live Oak Addition, Independence Heights, Sunset Heights, Stude Woods, Woodland Heights, Houston Heights, Houston, East Houston, Houston Harbor, Fidelity Addition
20 River Oaks Gardens (apartment development): brochure
23 Shadyside: Agreement Creating Shadyside (printed)
24 South End Gardens: map
25 Southampton: booklet, map
26 South Houston: brochure, booklet
27 Southside Place: maps, brochure
28 Timber Crest: booklet
29 Virginia Court: brochure, map
Box Folder
2 1 Washington Terrace: brochures, map, correspondence
2 West End Terrace: brochures
3 Westmoreland Addition: correspondence, legal documents
4 Westmoreland Farms (Bellaire): booklets, newspaper clippings, Abstract of Title (printed)
5 West University Place: map, booklets, brochures
6 Woodland Heights: booklets, postcard
7 Houston Real Estate Board; Home Builders' Service Bureau: newspaper clippings
8 Newspaper (photographs) clippings and correspondence


Plat Maps

3 Aldine
Bayou Estates
Bayou Woods
Bayside Terrace
Bellaire Courts
Braes Timbers
Brady Home Addition
Briar Hollow Estates
Channel Wood
Colonial Terrace
Composite plat of Lancaster Place, South Lancaster Place, Mandell Place, and West Mandell Place
Cushing Park
Coral Gabels
Deepwater (Houston Ship Channel)
El Jardin
Fairmont Park
Fairview Addition
Foster Place
Garden Oaks
Garden Villas
Glencliff Terrace
Glendower Court
Pocket map of Houston 1890s
Maps of Houston 1908
City of Houston birdseye map
Houston Harbor Addition
Indian Trail
Institute Place
Iowa Colony
Iowa Gardens
Wm. Jones Tract
James Bute Addition
Lancaster Place
Lamar-Westlayan Addition
Lum Terrace
4 MacGregor Park Estates
Magnolia Gardens
Memorial Bend
Montlew Place
Moore Acres
Norhill (including East and North Norhill)
Norhill Park
North Rosemount
Oak Estates
Park Place
Pineview Place
Port of Houston Industrial Park
Rice Court
Richmond Place
Rivercrest Addition
River Oaks 1908
Riverside Terrace 1890's
Southampton Place
South Padre Island
Southside Place
Spring Lake Estates
Sylvan Beach
Timber Cove
Tropical Gardens
Twin Mountain Ranch
Washington Terrace
West Gray Terrace
Westhaven Estates
Westheimer Estates
Westheimer Gardens
Wesheimer Manor
Westlayan Center
West University
Whitland Place
Woodland Heights
Woodson Place


RBR (Oversized) Plat Maps

12 Englewood Addition
Glendower Court
Houston Heights
Magnolia Garden
Magnolia Park
River Oaks
Southampton Place
Southmore and Blodgett Park