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William Harvin Mansion At 111 Maple Valley Rd.

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I was researching the names of local streets within the Texas Medical Center.  An old street from the 1990s called William C Harvin Blvd. is about to expire and will be replaced with a TMC Helix Park name instead.  William C Harvin Blvd. is a street located between South Braeswood Blvd. and Old Spanish Trail.  Used to be the street you took to get to the TMC surface lot that is now the TMC Helix Park campus.

William C. "Bill" Harvin III, who first worked as a high school intern at the Houston law firm Baker Botts and later became its managing partner. Harvin joined Baker Botts after the war and became a partner in 1956. He retired in 1984.

A leader in community organizations and causes, Harvin served as a trustee of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston and of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. He also was board chairman of the Kelsey Research Foundation.

“It all began with David’s father,” Sally says. William C. Harvin III was a long time member of the UTHealth Development Board serving until his death in 2007. He also was chairman of the Texas Medical Center Board of Directors. 

For his service on the board of the Texas Medical Center, a street in the center was named in his honor in 1996.



My research spanned 50 years.  I understand he was 3rd generation of William C. Harvins (William C. Harvin III) so maybe the home addresses are of different family members. Or, like many people, he simply moved a few times in the span of 50 years. 

Southwestern Times dated November 28, 1946:

William Harvin lived at 2634 Sunset Blvd.


Southwestern Times dated August 2, 1951:

William Harvin lived at 4328 Jim West Street.


The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan dated February 9, 1966:

William Harvin lived at 111 Maple Valley Road.


The Texan dated April 9, 1986:

William Harvin lived at 111 Maple Valley Road.


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Addresses are where Harvin lived. He was born in San Francisco in 1919, where his Dad, William C Harvin, Jr, was working as a purchasing agent for a cement company. HIs dad apparently went insane, as he's shown as living in the San Antonio State Hospital in 1930 and 1940, and died in the Kerrville State Hospital in 1966.

The 1951 special bar exam is interesting, since Harvin started practicing in 1946.

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