Eastwood, Houston, Texas


Eastwood, Houston, Texas

Eastwood is a historic neighborhood in the East End area of Houston, Texas.

Eastwood is one of Houston’s first master-planned subdivisions. It was designed and developed in 1913 by William A. Wilson, who also developed Eastwood's sister neighborhood, Woodland Heights. The first residents were young entrepreneurs in the city: business owners and management. The first lots went on sale in June 1912 and Eastwood was officially opened in September 1913. The development was planned with paved streets, cement curbs and sidewalks, city water, gas, electricity, telephones and sanitary sewerage as well as terraced lots designed for natural drainage and planned placement of trees. By October 1913, Eastwood was hailed by "The Houston Daily Post" as a "model suburb, one of the most convenient, attractive and beautiful homesite additions in the city of Houston."

The homes built in Eastwood were custom homes reflecting the early 20th century fondness for Craftsman, Arts & Crafts, Foursquare and Mission architecture. Today, Eastwood has one of Houston’s largest intact collections of these architectural styles.

Education

Primary and secondary schools

Public schools

Eastwood is served by Houston ISD.

Some residents are zoned to [http://es.houstonisd.org/cagees Cage Elementary School] [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/SchoolBoundaryMaps/CageES.pdf Cage Elementary Attendance Zone] ." "Houston Independent School District".] while other residents are zoned to [http://es.houstonisd.org/lantripes Lantrip Elementary School] (formerly Eastwood Elementary School). [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/SchoolBoundaryMaps/LantripES.pdf Lantrip Elementary Attendance Zone] ." "Houston Independent School District".]

All residents are zoned to [http://ms.houstonisd.org/jacksonms Jackson Middle School] [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/SchoolBoundaryMaps/jacksonms.pdf Jackson Middle Attendance Zone] ." "Houston Independent School District".] and Austin High School. [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/SchoolBoundaryMaps/austinhs.pdf Austin High School Attendance Zone] ." "Houston Independent School District".]

Eastwood Academy, an alternative school, is also located in Eastwood; anyone zoned to Austin is eligible to attend Eastwood. [" [http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/special/schools/03/charter/2044020.html HISD campus charters] ." "Houston Chronicle".]

Public libraries

Eastwood is in close proximity to Houston Public Library's Flores Branch.

Postal service

The United States Postal Service operates the Eastwood Post Office at 5415 Lawndale Street, 77023-9998.

References

External links

* [http://www.eastwood-houston.com/index.htm Eastwood Civic Club]


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