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Historical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Broadacres Subdivision, 1923-1926

Series II: Milroy Place, 1924

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Broadacres and Milroy Place Subdivision development documents, 1923-1926 MS 371



Title: Broadacres and Milroy Place Subdivision development documents
Dates: 1923-1926
Abstract: This collection includes papers relating to the development of the Broadacres subdivision (1923-1926) and the Milroy Place Addition (1924) in Houston, TX. The collection includes various documents such as: legal agreements, newspaper clippings, legal notices, plats, blueprints, and many letters of correspondence.
Identification: MS 371
Quantity: 1.0 linear ft. (1 box)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Historical Sketch

The Broadacres residential area is one of Houston's National Register Historic Districts. It features inviting common areas such as wide tree lined esplanades and was designed by William Ward Watkin, supervising architect for the original Rice Institute campus buidlings. Architects of the homes include Birdsall Briscoe, John Staub, Alfred C. Finn and Harvin Moore.

Milroy Place is loacted in the Houston Heights.

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Scope and Contents

This collection includes papers relating to the development of the Broadacres subdivision (block II, Turner addition) in Houston, TX, (1923-1926). The papers include the plans for the laying of sewer lines, gas mains, paving assessments, etc. The collection includes correspondence, legal agreements, newspaper clippings, legal notices, plat, and sewer plan blueprints. Significant correspondents include Craig Belk, John H. Crooker, James A. Baker, Jr., and J. A. Elkins.

This collection also includes papers relating to the Milroy Place Addition, the Heights, Houston, TX, 1924. Included are a deed, abstract of title, plats, brochure, and correspondence.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Broadacres and Milroy Place papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Baker, James Addison, Jr., 1892-1973
Belk, Craig

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Broadacres and Milroy Place Subdivision papers, 1923-1926, MS 371, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

This collection was a gift donated by Mrs. James De Sartwelle (nee Mary Belk) from the papers of her father, Craig Belk, on November 16, 1982 and December 4, 1982.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Broadacres Subdivision, 1923-1926

Box Folder
1 1 Blueprint of Storm and Sanitary Sewers at Broadacres. February 1923
1 Letter from A. Hans Mueller to Craig Belk. March 20, 1923
1 Letter from E.M. Armstrong to Craig Belk. March 26, 1923
1 Letter from J. Stuart Boyles to J. H. Crooker. April 7, 1923
1 Letter from John H. Crooker to Craig Belk. April 9, 1923
1 Blueprint of Block II, Turner Addition, April 1923
1 Contract between John H. Crooker, and Craig Belk and J. V. Scott. April 14, 1923
1 Contract between John H. Crooker, and Craig Belk and J.V. Scott. April 14, 1923, Copy 2
1 Contract between John H. Crooker, and Craig Belk and J.V. Scott. April 14, 1923, Copy 3
1 Letter from John H. Crooker to Craig Belk. May 1, 1923
1 Invoice from Chas K. Horton to Craig Belk. June 15, 1923
1 Letter from John H. Crooker to Craig Belk. June 26, 1923
1 Letter from Craig Belk to James A. Baker, W.B. Baker, and W.A. Kirkland. July 10, 1923
1 Letter from Craig Belk to Virgil Scott. July 10, 1923
1 Letter from James A. Baker Jr. to Craig Belk. July 17, 1923
1 Letter from Craig Belk to James A. Baker. No date (reply to letter from July 17, 1923)
1 Letter from James A. Baker to Craig Belk. August 31, 1923
1 Petition to Mayer and City Council Re: paving of West Eleventh St. September 17, 1923
1 Letter from Craig Belk to Virgil Scott. September 26, 1923
1 Letter from Craig Belk to James A. Baker Jr. September 26, 1923
1 Letter from Chas K. Horton to Craig Belk. September 27, 1923
1 Letter from Chas K. Horton to Craig Belk. October 12, 1923
1 Letter from Craig Belk to E.M. Armstrong, W.A. Kirkland, and E.C. Kincade. October 19, 1923
1 Letter from E.M. Armstrong to Craig Belk. October 23, 1923
1 Letter from E.C. Kincade to Craig Belk. October 23, 1923
1 Letter from James A. Baker Jr. to Craig Belk. October 26, 1923
1 Newspaper article from Houston Post. November 7, 1923
1 Letter from Craig Belk to Stanley Mair. November 7, 1923
1 Letter from Craig Belk to Tom Blake November 13, 1923
1 Letter from Craig Belk to James A. Baker Jr. November 13, 1923
1 Letter from Craig Belk to James A. Baker Jr. November 13, 1923
1 Letter from Craig Belk to R.G. Caldwell. November 16, 1923
1 Letter from Craig Belk to James A. Baker Jr. November 17, 1923
1 Letter from James A. Baker Jr. to Craig Belk. November 19, 1923
1 Letter from James A. Baker Jr. to John H. Crooker. November 22, 1923
1 Letter from John H. Crooker to Craig Belk. November 23, 1923
1 Letter from John H. Crooker to James A. Baker Jr. December 10, 1923
1 Letter from Craig Belk to James A. Baker Jr. December 12, 1923
1 Letter from Chas J. Kirk to John H. Crooker. December 17, 1923
1 Letter from John H. Crooker to Craig Belk. December 19, 1923
1 Letter from Ira F. Reed to Craig Belk. December 18, 1923
1 Letter from James A. Baker Jr. to John H. Crooker. December 19, 1923
1 Letter from Craig Belk to T.W. Blake. December 24, 1923
1 Letter from Ira. F. Reed to Craig Belk. December 29, 1923
1 Letter from Craig Belk to J.A. Elkins. January 22, 1924
1 Letter from J.A. Elkins to Craig Belk. January 26, 1924
1 Letter from Tom Blake (Tax Department of Guardian Trust Company) to Craig Belk. February 15, 1924
1 Letter from William A. Kirkland to Craig Belk. February 29, 1924
1 Letter from J.S. Boyles to John H. Crooker. March 30, 1924
1 Letter from John H. Crooker to James A. Baker Jr. and Craig Belk. April 1, 1924
1 Letter from James A. Baker to John H. Crooker. April 3, 1924
1 Letter from John H. Crooker to Craig Belk. April 4, 1924
1 Letter from John H. Crooker to James A. Baker Jr. April 4, 1924
1 Letter from unknown to W.A. Kirkland. April 7, 1924
1 Letter from Craig Belk to John H. Crooker. April 7, 1924
1 Letter from James A. Baker Jr. to John H. Crooker. April 15, 1924
1 Letter from James A. Baker Jr. to John H. Crooker. May 8, 1924
1 Letter from unknown to John H. Crooker. May 9, 1924
1 Newspaper article from Houston press, August 27-29, 1924
1 Letter from James A. Baker Jr. to Lot Owners in Broadacres, September 24, 1924
1 Contract and invoice for paving of property owned by Craig Belk, September 24, 1924
1 Letter from James A. Baker Jr. to Craig Belk, October 16, 1924
1 Letter from unknown to James A. Baker Jr. October 20, 1924
1 Letter from Craig Belk to Uvalde Asphalt Company. December 1, 1924
1 Letter and Broadacres Statements from James A. Baker Jr. to Craig Belk. March 17, 1925
1 Letter from W.I. Phillips to Craig Belk. November 18, 1925
1 Broadacres Maintenance Assessment and Improvement Account Refund as of February 17, 1925
1 Letter from James A. Baker Jr. to Craig Belk. March 4, 1925
1 List of Individuals Re: ability to attend unknown meeting, no date
1 Newspaper clipping Re: Broadacres Homesites, no date

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Series II: Milroy Place, 1924

Box Folder
1 2 Blueprint of Milroy Place. December 6, 1923
2 Advertisement for Milroy Place Homes. December 17, 1923
2 Letter from unknown to unknown Re: Milroy Place expenses. May 20, 1924
2 Abstract of Title to Milroy Place. August 15, 1924
2 Deed of trust between Craig Belk and H.E. Stewart. November 17, 1924
2 Deed of purchase of Milroy Place lot by H.E. Stewart. November 18, 1924
2 Letter from Craig Belk to National Bond and Mortgage Corporation. November 18, 1924
2 Letter from William Viner to Craig Belk. November 18, 1924

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