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Many old Houston city maps have Breen Road listed as Mulberry Street. Was the named changed, possibly around 1965 or 66? Why was the name of the road changed? I know many other roads in Houston had n

Jetero was a misspelling of Jet Era, which is what the airport was called before it actually opened. Could you imagine coming into Houston on "Jet Era Rd."? Maybe it's a good thing they changed it to

As I remember, Texaco was considering putting up a lowrise office building and the street name change was part of the negotiations between the parties. The building did indeed become a reality.

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Greens Rd. was once called Gears Rd.

Will Clayton Pky. was once Jetero Blvd.

Hwy. 249 was once FM 149

Veterans Memorial Dr. was once Steubener-Airline

There still is a Gears Rd. in that area.

There still is a Jetero Blvd west of IAH.

Wasn't that long ago that I remember them changing 149 to 249, and I'm only 32. There is still a business on 249 (is it a bar, and convenience store?) that is called the 149 such and such that I see when I drive up there.

Steubner Airline is still called that name, at least north of 1960.

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There still is a Gears Rd. in that area.

Gears Rd. runs between Stuebner Airline, I mean Veterans Memorial :) and I-45 (can't remember if it continues west of Veterans or not). It splits in two roughly 1/2 mile west of I-45, with one fork continuing straight on to 45 as Gears and the other fork curving away and becoming Greens Rd.

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So tell me, is it Braes or Brays Bayou? :huh:

I've seen Braes much more than Brays (including being used as parts of nearby subdivisions and street names), so I'd bet that today's spelling (though it may have originated as Brays.

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Probably the most frequently changed street name in this whole area, maybe state, is in Southside Place. The one-block street that runs along the west side of what is commonly called Fire Truck Park has a new name every year. For a long time it was called Childs St. but I don't know what it was originally. As of a few years ago the city began auctioning off annual naming rights to the street to raise funds for the park. The sister one-block street on the other side of the park is called Lew Hill, named after a long-time resident of Southside who was fire chief, fire marshall, and city council member at one time or another. There is also a hill on Lew Hill that is rumored to contain some of the detritus from the original Southside Place pool, which was fed by an artesian spring.

Someone also mentioned Holcombe in a reply above. Holcombe and Bellaire change names at Buffalo Speedway according to the most prominent signage, but if you look at teh side streets you'll notice that the West U street signs on the north side continue to say Bellaire all the way to Kirby. The north half of the street between Buffalo and Kirby is in West U and retains the old name of Bellaire Blvd. while the south side is in Houston and was renamed Holcombe with the rest of the street going eastward.

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I'll also add that a great place for people interested in street name changes is Baytown. Because Baytown was formed by the merger of three other cities a lot of the street names have changed or become muddled. An example is Market Street still having curb terrazo markers saying Pelly Rd..

Adding to the confusion is the ever-expanding Exxon refinery that has bought up quite a bit of land as buffer. Whole neighborhoods are now on plant property and the streets are more or less intact. Baytown Ave. and San Jacinto Ave. are two of the older examples while Aves. J and K are more recently acquired. The streets are mostly still there and either used by the refinery or, in some cases, still a few holdout homeowners.

Also in Baytown, Eugenio Santana was once Cedar, M.L. Wismer was formerly South Main Extension, and there are dozens of abandoned streets in the former Brownwood neighborhood that is now the Baytown Nature Center.

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It's Bray's Bayou, N & S Braeswood Blvds., Braeswood Place, Braes Blvd. Water gets a y and stone gets an e. However, I'm not sure why.

You mean water and concrete.

Subdivisions often get romantic names, and automobile oriented street names are strongly influenced by subdivision names. It makes sense that when the subdivision precedes or is built at the same time as the street that they would influence the street names. My guess is that some subdivider was mystified by the bray spelling, and it reminded him of the scottish brae.

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I think I've stated this once before on another thread, but in my old neighborhood, Westheimer Gardens, Richmond Ave. was originally the present Fairdale. The present Richmond Ave was Portsmith, Beverly Hill was Norfolk, Fountain View was Ulrich, and Chimney Rock was Avenue D. These changes occured over time from the late '50s to the early 60's. All of this is probably of little interest to current day folks.

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All of this is probably of little interest to current day folks.

I am very interested in the old street names. Bye the way,

Can anyone tell me why there are 3 locations for N. MacGregor Way. :huh: Strange how one is located in Idylwood. (I just flew Google Earth to all 3). <_<

Thought I'd throw that out there again.

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Many old Houston city maps have Breen Road listed as Mulberry Street. Was the named changed, possibly around 1965 or 66? Why was the name of the road changed?

I know many other roads in Houston had names changed - South Park to MLK, ?? to Sgt. Macario, even T. C. Jester was originally called White Oak Drive.

Sometimes pieces of roads were absorbed into longer roads when the extensions were built. Antoine took over a short street called Oxbow, T.C. Jester took over a street called Telford. T. C. Jester took over Leroy Street. etc. any other examples? probably many!

SGT MACARIO GARCIA USED TO BE 69TH STREET GOING NORTH AND WAYSIDE DRIVE COMING BACK SOUTH.

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I have an old map that shows Holcombe east of Main as Marlborough.

That is true. When we were remodeling the old Nabisco plant for TMC, we had access to the old blue prints, and the site plans showed the street named Marlborough. It also indicated another street between Marlborough and Lockett St. as being abandoned.

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I just thought of another road that was covered up to make way for an extension - Eldridge Parkway north of 1960 makes a bend just south of Cypress North Houston Road. This curved section was formerly a street called Susquannah (not sure of spelling).

Another obscure one was when the Antoine extension was built from 290 to Hempstead Road, it went over the top of a tiny street called either March or May Street. April Street still exists a couple blocks down.

Does anyone know why Ora Street was closed? It's a short street near Dacoma and Hempstead. I've seen other funny things with sections of streets barricaded.

Wow that was great about all those streets. Here's another good bit of trivia - the Gulf Freeway was never a "full freeway" until the 70s. Highways with crossovers are not freeways.

I have some web sites of abandoned highways, bridges and "lost" highways if anyone might be interested. I have also been thinking about taking pictures of abandoned streets in the Houston area if there was any interest - I know of at least a dozen places where the concrete remains from old roadways - North Houston Rosslyn, Perry Road, FM 529 just to name some.

i dont know if you will come back to this but yes i'm interested..........my email is buffman656565@yahoo.com, thanx gary

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I believe that used to be 69th St. (running one-way parallel to Wayside).

If Will Clayton had retained the name "Jet Era Blvd." perhaps it could now could have been renamed "Regional Jet Era Blvd."

yes, 69th was before garcia...that street and wayside originally were two way streets going north and south. sometime in the late 50's or early 60's they made 69th one way going north and wayside one way going south. garcia i believe was a vietnam veteran with lots of medals from the area'

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Yeah, I knew them as 69th and wayside, nice to see that they are honoring veterans in that way.

Guess no one knows why N. MacGregor Way (in Idylwood) sits no where near the other MacGregor Roads. I'm still looking for that one.

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yes, 69th was before garcia...that street and wayside originally were two way streets going north and south. sometime in the late 50's or early 60's they made 69th one way going north and wayside one way going south. garcia i believe was a vietnam veteran with lots of medals from the area'

SSgt Macario Garcia was a highly decorated veteran of World War II. President Truman presented him the Congressional Medal of Honor for conspicuous heroism in a battle in Germany. I think it's highly fitting for a major thoroughfare in Houston's predominantly Hispanic east end to bear his name.

Here's his story in Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcario_Garcia

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Guess no one knows why N. MacGregor Way (in Idylwood) sits no where near the other MacGregor Roads. I'm still looking for that one.

I think the original vision was to connect the two mac gregror's together running along braes bayou.

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Shepherd used to be called Lowell. B. A. Shepherd was the first banker in Texas. He opened a private banking operation in 1847.

West of Shepherd Dr was Boyle, Victor and Nashua. Nashua is still as is, but Boyle became Laird, and Victor became Roderick, later a part of Durham. An old map shows Nashua going north to beyond 29th. It now stops at 16th.

Durham north of 16th was not a road, so I suspect that portion was created by creating a new throughway. Nashua may have been torn up and returned to residential. This part I got from the aforementioned 1913 map of Houston, so it could be that the streets shown were planned at the time but not yet built.

Anther Heights change was Railroad St, which is now Nicholson. My grandmother lived at Waverley and 14th, and I used to love to watch the trains when they still operated along that line.

Just saw your post on Nicholson/ Railroad Street. My family lived on Nicholson since WWI, and up until we moved in 1954. It was dirt, and one way when I was a kid. We used to wave, and chase the switcher trains that came by, and they would throw us the old railroad chalk ( Huge blobbed, chunks of chalk ). We went to Heights Presbyterian Church, and ate at Sammy's Cafe on 19th. Remember ???

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I think the original vision was to connect the two mac gregror's together running along braes bayou.

That makes sense, with the Old Spanish Trail Highway running through the East End. The freeways hadn't chopped up the area yet.

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The number of changes is amazing. I never would have guessed there would have been so many. When did these all take place?

There were probably several reasons for the changes, I'm guessing the biggest one would be for annexation from Houston. As we already know, German St. (in the East End) was changed to Canal due to WW II.

By the way, I found this list while googling for Brunsville Addition.

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I'm wondering how W 11th Place got its name (Google map incorrectly calls it W 11th St.). This small dead-end street runs south off Bissonett, two blocks west of Montrose.

There are no other numbered streets for miles around, let alone 1st-10th streets. There are only eight listings for properties on this street on the HCAD site, and three of them date from 1920, so I'm guessing that this is when the street was named. At that time Houston had recently undergone many street name changes to avoid confusion with existing street names (due to the annexation of Houston Heights), so it seems especially illogical to have come up with such a confusing name at this time.

Any theories?

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Perusing the block books on the Harris County Tax Office website, it appears that Bissonet was originally 11th Street, with teh East/West streets to teh North counting down the numbers. Here's a few links:

http://books.tax.hctx.net/v036/AE1997_35-36_0335.jpg

http://books.tax.hctx.net/v036/AE1997_35-36_0345.jpg

http://books.tax.hctx.net/v036/AE1997_35-36_0362.jpg

I don't have aclue as to when the change was made or why. Note that Yoakum was Chestnut St, and Bayard was Sycamore.

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Perusing the block books on the Harris County Tax Office website, it appears that Bissonet was originally 11th Street, with teh East/West streets to teh North counting down the numbers. Here's a few links:

http://books.tax.hctx.net/v036/AE1997_35-36_0335.jpg

http://books.tax.hctx.net/v036/AE1997_35-36_0345.jpg

http://books.tax.hctx.net/v036/AE1997_35-36_0362.jpg

I don't have aclue as to when the change was made or why. Note that Yoakum was Chestnut St, and Bayard was Sycamore.

Ross, thanks so much.This is a bit of Houston history about which I'd never heard.

Could it be that the numbered streets were renamed so as not to be confused with the numbered streets in the Heights?

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Another find: Upas St. (which runs south from Fairview one block to Hyde Park, between Van Buren and Waugh) is called 'Underpass' on the Precinct 37 map.

Why 'Underpass", and when and why was the name shortened?

Underpass! Ha ha!

Here is a 1905 plat of Hyde Park from the block books.

http://books.tax.hctx.net/v018/AE1997_17-18_0261.jpg

looks like Upas was originally Garfield.

a later block book page (no date) shows it as Upas

http://books.tax.hctx.net/v018/AE1997_17-18_0262.jpg

and the detail page has it mislabeled as California and then crossed out.

http://books.tax.hctx.net/v018/AE1997_17-18_0276.jpg

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Underpass! Ha ha!

Here is a 1905 plat of Hyde Park from the block books.

http://books.tax.hctx.net/v018/AE1997_17-18_0261.jpg

looks like Upas was originally Garfield.

a later block book page (no date) shows it as Upas

http://books.tax.hctx.net/v018/AE1997_17-18_0262.jpg

and the detail page has it mislabeled as California and then crossed out.

http://books.tax.hctx.net/v018/AE1997_17-18_0276.jpg

Another interesting find - thanks. Where is the home page for this info? Have Googled myself silly with no luck.

The detail page also misspells Van Buren.

Grant, Lincoln and Van Buren still exist - wonder why Garfield was replaced by a poisonous Asian tree?

upas: noun. a tall Javanese tree (Antiaris toxicaria) of the mulberry family, whose whitish bark yields a poisonous, milky juice used as an arrow poison ...

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Harris county block books main page:

http://www.tax.co.harris.tx.us/Property/blockbooks/default.aspx

There is a Garfield street over off McCarty and Clinton.

And I know i remember seeing an old map with more "presidential" streets over there.

(There is still Fillmore and Buchanan)

Maybe it was a compromise when the two areas were annexed?

We keep these Presidents...y'all keep those....you get a poisonous tree....

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upas: noun. a tall Javanese tree (Antiaris toxicaria) of the mulberry family, whose whitish bark yields a poisonous, milky juice used as an arrow poison ...

Interesting - I used to live on Mulberry Street just a few blocks west, running south from Westheimer right at the curve.

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West Montgomery Road has always been West Montgomery Road, going from the Shepherd/Tidwell intersection to western Montgomery County. The state also designated this road as F.M. 149.

What is today's West Mount Houston Road was originally called Airline Link Road and went from West Montgomery Road to Steubner-Airline. In 1956, the state extended Airline Link Road from Stuebner Airline to U.S. 75 (the predecessor to the North Freeway) and designated the road as F.M. 2430 from U.S. 75 to West Montgomery Road.

In 1960, the state realigned FM 149 to deviate from West Montgomery Road at the Airline Link intersection and then proceed to U.S. 75 over the former F.M. 2430. Airline Link Road was also renamed West Mount Houston Road. The remainder of West Montgomery from West Mount Houston south to Shepherd/Tidwell was then given the designation F.M. 2430 (the former designation of Airline-Link).

In 1963, West Mount Houston Road was extended from the new North Freeway over Halls Bayou to Airline Drive.

West Mount Houston and East Mount Houston never meet and probably never will. East Mount Houston actually passes through the Mount Houston area mentioned by isuredid. West Mount Houston never comes close to it.

In case you're wondering if there is an East Mongomery Road, the answer to that is yes. Fulton was East Montgomery Road until it hit Airline and then East Montgomery continued up Airline from that point.

Actually Old maps show West Montgomery Road going way past the Shepard/Tidwell intersection area. It ran from the banks of Buffalo Bayou where the University of Houston sits now and ran the route that North Main runs now. North Main now ends on West Whitney St. I'm not sure if it use to continue to run to where West Montgomery sits now. Does anyone know?

http://maps.google.com/maps?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=whitney+st.+houston&oe=utf-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Whitney+St,+Houston,+TX&gl=us&ei=XheyTcO0DYnc0QHjjqnoCA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBoQ8gEwAA




			
		
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Actually Old maps show West Montgomery Road going way past the Shepard/Tidwell intersection area. It ran from the banks of Buffalo Bayou where the University of Houston sits now and ran the route that North Main runs now. North Main now ends on West Whitney St. I'm not sure if it use to continue to run to where West Montgomery sits now. Does anyone know?

West (and East) Montgomery was a rather informal name. Airline was also known as East Montgomery after it joined up with Fulton going north. Going south, East Montgomery followed Fulton to downtown.

As for West Montgomery, it followed Yale after meeting with Tidwell, down to Whitney and then a dogleg over to Main where it went to downtown.

http://www.texasfreeway.com/houston/historic/road_maps/images/1955_houston_humble_highres.jpg

I believe that once you got into "town"... that is, you passed Tidwell, neither of those designations were really used, other than on maps. As far as East Montgomery Road, I don't really see any references to it in phone books after the 1930s. As far as West Montgomery Road... if you were on North Main, I don't think anyone other than the mapmaker called it West Montgomery. It was more of a route name, if I understand it correctly. One road was the way to eastern Montgomery County, the other was the way to western Montgomery County. That's the way I've interpreted it. If I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will correct me.

Here's a few more maps. They're pretty inconclusive:

1913:

http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/images/map0435.jpg

1935:

http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/images/map0436.jpg

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Actually Old maps show West Montgomery Road going way past the Shepard/Tidwell intersection area. It ran from the banks of Buffalo Bayou where the University of Houston sits now and ran the route that North Main runs now. North Main now ends on West Whitney St. I'm not sure if it use to continue to run to where West Montgomery sits now. Does anyone know?

http://maps.google.com/maps?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=whitney+st.+houston&oe=utf-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Whitney+St,+Houston,+TX&gl=us&ei=XheyTcO0DYnc0QHjjqnoCA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBoQ8gEwAA

http://www.box.net/shared/dinisgvl6j

This 1920 Map of Houston shows Main already running North but North Main did not exist prior to the building of the Main St. Bridge Note: West Montgomery Road Highlighted in Blue.

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Ross, thanks so much.This is a bit of Houston history about which I'd never heard.

Could it be that the numbered streets were renamed so as not to be confused with the numbered streets in the Heights?

http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/images/map0435.jpg

The link above takes you to a Map from 1913 which shows the Turner addition with the Chestnut and Sycamore streets clearly labeled running vertically but notice that the streets that run horizontal are blank, these are the number streets. My guess is that they are blank because they haven't came up with new names for them but I could be wrong.

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The link above takes you to a Map from 1913 which shows the Turner addition with the Chestnut and Sycamore streets clearly labeled running vertically but notice that the streets that run horizontal are blank, these are the number streets. My guess is that they are blank because they haven't came up with new names for them but I could be wrong.

http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/images/map0435.jpg

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-houston_and_vicinity-1955.jpg

Okay this 1955 Map shows 11th street as Bissonnet, so somewhere in between 1913 and 1955 the names of the streets changed. Maybe like Ross mention it was because it was annexed by Houston and the Heights already had similar names or because of re-construction due the building of freeways. It would be very interesting to find out.

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The Shepherd Street bridge over White Oak Bayou used to have a plaque calling it Erie Street Bridge. The plaque disappeared when they rebuilt the bridge. I have a small hope that someone takes those and puts them in a warehouse somewhere for posterity, rather than just junking them.

I seem to remember seeing that plaque; was it the smaller bridge? If I remember correctly this was before they built the bigger brige that goes over the railroad tracks where the Houston Car Auction use to be. Is this right?

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West (and East) Montgomery was a rather informal name. Airline was also known as East Montgomery after it joined up with Fulton going north. Going south, East Montgomery followed Fulton to downtown.

As for West Montgomery, it followed Yale after meeting with Tidwell, down to Whitney and then a dogleg over to Main where it went to downtown.

http://www.texasfreeway.com/houston/historic/road_maps/images/1955_houston_humble_highres.jpg

I believe that once you got into "town"... that is, you passed Tidwell, neither of those designations were really used, other than on maps. As far as East Montgomery Road, I don't really see any references to it in phone books after the 1930s. As far as West Montgomery Road... if you were on North Main, I don't think anyone other than the mapmaker called it West Montgomery. It was more of a route name, if I understand it correctly. One road was the way to eastern Montgomery County, the other was the way to western Montgomery County. That's the way I've interpreted it. If I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will correct me.

Here's a few more maps. They're pretty inconclusive:

1913:

http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/images/map0435.jpg

1935:

http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/images/map0436.jpg

Wow W.Montgomery running down Yale st. explains why there is an old Yale st. Probably after they renamed that section of W. Montgomery to Yale they changed it. Cool

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From 05-15-1892

Names of Streets Changed

By a recent act of the city council the following changes have been made in the names of streets, the names generally being after some one prominently connected with the present or past of Houston:

Wards First and Fourth north: Bradley to Sabine street, Heiss to Colorado street, Stanley street to Stanley place, Park to Johnson street, Nicaragua to Moore, Bismark street to Bismark place, Clay street to Houston avenue, Susan to Kessler street, Cushman street to Cushman place, John to Hickory street, South street to Artesia place, Herbert street to Herbert place, Kane street to Reisner street, Morin street to Morin place.

Second ward: First street, Factory addition, to Lockhart, Second street to Bering street, Third street to Kennedy street, Fourth street to Fox street, Fifth street to Dumble street, Sixth streed to Freund street, Seventh street to Foley street, Clarke street to Flynn street.

Third ward: West Broadway to Hutchins street, East Broadway to Dowling street, Shanghai to Velasco street, Bremond street to Burke place.

Fourth ward south: Bomelt street to Baldwin street, Trinity street to House street, next street west of Trinity to Fuller street, Sabine street to Heiner street, Bayou street to Crosby street, Hobson to Meyer street,Baker to Buckner street, Gentry to Sherman street, Runnels to Cushing street, First street west to Mathews, Second street to Wilson, Third street to Bailey, Fourth street to Gilette, Ennis street to Ruthven, Cline to Cleveland street, First street south to Arnold, Second street south to Cook, Third street Sutton, Center to Erichson street, Houston to Curtin street, Laura street to Rusk avenue.

Fifth ward: Henry and Johnson streets from Webster addition east to Clarke street, to Campbell street, Pascal to Leo street, Campbell to Noble, James street to Sumpter street, Grand avenue and Stephens street to Loraine street, Pinkney to Wills street, Dumble street change to Leona street, Price and John street to Opelousas, Venice and Burr to Liberty street, Second and Bull to Sterrett, First to Grayson street, Ducong and Hare to Nance street, Waverly to Brooks street, Stephens to Hogan, John street Richey addition to Walnut street, Mariana to Huntington, Walker street to Willaimson place.

Hi,

I would like to know where did you find this article? I have not been able to find any maps showing Houston Ave. as Clay St. I went as far back to an 1887 map and is shows up a Houston Ave. I would be most grateful if you could share the source of this information. Thanks.

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I seem to remember seeing that plaque; was it the smaller bridge? If I remember correctly this was before they built the bigger brige that goes over the railroad tracks where the Houston Car Auction use to be. Is this right?

It was on the smaller bridge that goes over the bayou. They redid the concrete railings and the plaque disappeared. I'll have to play with Google Earth to refresh my memory.

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I have checked the various links of previous posts without luck finding any results. There is a stretch of City of Houston street that is now known as the 5300 block of Beverly Hill Street.  This is between Rice Avenue and Yorktown.  At some time in the past this was known as the 3300 block of Bingham Manor Lane.  Is there a record indicating when this name change was made?  Commercial map databases have a glitch in them that still identifies a portion of this block of Beverly Hill Street as Bingham Manor Lane.  If you move the mouse cursor or drop a pin at the corner of South Rice Avenue and Beverly Hill Street on Google Maps, it shows 3399 Bingham Manor Lane.  This error is in Google, OnStar, Waze, Bing, and MapQuest, and the USPS site says Bingham Manor Lane is not a valid address for 77056.  Also attached is a photo from an adjacent residence (current photo- 2015)post-13970-0-74734700-1425850473_thumb.j  post-13970-0-29337100-1425850587_thumb.p 

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I haven't read this entire thread from 2007 to 2 weeks ago, so I might be repeating something,  but how about Reba in River Oaks, which becomes Fairview East of Shepherd, which then becomes Tuam right before downtown?

 And Gray, which just past Shepherd becomes Inwood.

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I have checked the various links of previous posts without luck finding any results. There is a stretch of City of Houston street that is now known as the 5300 block of Beverly Hill Street.  This is between Rice Avenue and Yorktown.  At some time in the past this was known as the 3300 block of Bingham Manor Lane.  Is there a record indicating when this name change was made?  Commercial map databases have a glitch in them that still identifies a portion of this block of Beverly Hill Street as Bingham Manor Lane.  If you move the mouse cursor or drop a pin at the corner of South Rice Avenue and Beverly Hill Street on Google Maps, it shows 3399 Bingham Manor Lane.  This error is in Google, OnStar, Waze, Bing, and MapQuest, and the USPS site says Bingham Manor Lane is not a valid address for 77056.  Also attached is a photo from an adjacent residence (current photo- 2015)attachicon.gifBingham Manor Lane.jpeg  attachicon.gifbingham manor map.PNG

 

It has always been Beverly Hill Lane. I remember growing up in these parts, This parcel of land just north of Larchmont was originally a nursery. Apartments were then built in the mid 60's with the public road being named Beverly Hill Lane, lining up with Beverly Hill Lane in Larchmont beyond Pilgrim Elementary School. There may have been a Bingham Manor Lane that is a private street intersecting with Beverly Hill Lane.

 

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This is my first time trying this; I hope I do it correctly.

I'm looking at the 1930 Federal Census for my great-grandfather who was a long-time resident of Houston, usually in the Heights. The address given, is 2615 Hilosel. I have searched and searched, but cannot find a street by that name in Houston. Does anyone know where this street is, if it was renamed, or if it was obliterated during a building boom? I have been able to trace his movements around Houston, but this has me stymied.

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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This is my first time trying this; I hope I do it correctly.

I'm looking at the 1930 Federal Census for my great-grandfather who was a long-time resident of Houston, usually in the Heights. The address given, is 2615 Hilosel. I have searched and searched, but cannot find a street by that name in Houston. Does anyone know where this street is, if it was renamed, or if it was obliterated during a building boom? I have been able to trace his movements around Houston, but this has me stymied.

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

 

It's now called Westgate Street, South of Westheimer, West of Shepherd. Here's a link to the block book map http://books.tax.hctx.net/v056/AE1997_Vol_56_0076.jpg

 

Ancestry.com has a number of Houston City Directories available. I just looked in the 1930 edition, under the street listing, which had  the general location as part of the description, then used a map to see what streets might fit the bill, then went to the block books search. Searching Westgate didn't quite work, so I used Newman, the next street East.

 

2615 is the first house listed, with E M Hudson as the resident.Going back to the name listing, his wife was Norma, and he was a salesman for Reliance Clay Products. Reliance admin offices were in the Gulf building, retail yard was at 1406 Dowling.

 

2615 is now a townhouse, I have no idea if the location is the same. The block book map lists lot numbers, not addresses

 

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