and 1305-1515 South Blvd., Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Mission/Spanish Revival. All buildings had to be residential. The last four houses were built in 1941, 1948, and the early 1950s. James A. Baker, Jr. never lived in Broadacres, because he believed he would be unable to afford a $20,000 (about $291,575 today) down payment for a lot. Broadacres was a master planned community. It is one of the most significant high-end neighborhoods in the city from that period. It was scheduled to undergo a renovation in 2017. [6] Kate Sayen Kirkland, author of James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941, said that "the Bakers conceived their Broadacres enclave as a public amenity distinguished by fine architecture and distinctive planning but limited in ownership to personal and professional friends invited to invest in the project. The neighborhood is known for its large lots, historic preservationism, broad tree canopies, wide streets with medians, and affluence. Eighteen of the 26 houses in Broadacres were built between 1923 and 1930, when the Great Depression brought a stop to development. They include Courtlandt Place, Westmoreland, Audobon Place, Avondale, Boulevard Oaks, and Broadacres. Broadacres Homes is a neighborhood in Georgia. The neighborhood was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It includes works designed by architects Birdsall Briscoe and John F. Staub . City of Houston. It was close to the Rice Institute, Hermann Park, and the proposed site of a new art museum. It includes works designed by architects Birdsall Briscoe and John F. Fox, Stephen. 1305 South Boulevard, originally known as the C. Milby Dow residence, is located at the southeastern entrance to the Broadacres Historic District. [1] It is located north of Bissonnet Street, south of U.S. Route 59, west of the Houston Museum District, and east of other subdivisions of Boulevard Oaks. The lots were laid out around a long, horseshoe-shaped boulevard. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Watkin grew up in Danville, Pennsylvania, and earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1908, mentored by Paul Cret. Boulevard Oaks … 1300-1506 North Blvd. In 1922, Baker Jr. had organized 17 other people to pool their money and buy the land from his father, for a total of $125,000. During the 1800s, city leaders invested in the development of railroads and Houston’s network of bayous. Harris County government block book map for Broadacres: This page was last edited on 10 December 2020, at 20:46. The Broadacres subdivision was developed in the 1920s in Houston’s exclusive South End. The Bakers divided the land into 26 large lots. The neighborhood, like many at that time, was subject to deed restrictions. 33 Broadacres Court has a Walk Score of 56 out of 100. 1926-1954. For more information, please go to: See more detail. To verify address and historic designation, please contact the City of Houston Historic Preservation Office at diana.ducroz@cityofhouston.net [5], Kate Sayen Kirkland, author of James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941, said "Typical of the finest homes being constructed in Houston during the 1920s, the houses in Broadacres represent the eclectic style favored by the country house movement prevalent in that era. [10] The three-storey house, which sits on 1.82 acres (7,400 m2) of land, was constructed by oilman Frank Sterling and was the most expensive in the neighborhood upon its completion in 1927. Between 1900 and 1910, the population doubled. Christ Church Cathedral. For restoring the Georgian Revival-style Joseph A. Tennant House (1926) designed by John Staub in the Broadacres Historic District. It meets all six of the City of Houston’s criteria for designation. The trees and landscaped yards created a park-like atmosphere in this neighborhood, which continues today. This location is in Athens-Clarke County. From Mapcarta, the free map. and 1305-1515 South Blvd., was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. © 2013 copyright. Baker, Sr. had purchased a 32-acre (13-hectare) parcel of property north of Rice University – and close to the burgeoning new Museum District– in 1908. Nearby historic districts Shadowlawn and West 11th Place have also been spared demolitions. William Ward Watkin laid out the neighborhood's master plan of curvilinear streets and esplanades lined with large live oaks. [6] Baker, Sr. had purchased a 32-acre (13-hectare) parcel of property north of Rice University – and close to the burgeoning new Museum District – in 1908. The Houston Ship Channel and Port of Houston, built in the early 1900s, had far-reaching effect on the City and drove the city’s tremendous growth. Many residents added gardens, hedges, walls, and fountains. Broadacres was one of the gracious neighborhoods developed near Rice University in the early 20th century. Born in Beaumont, Texas, Fleming grew up in Arizona and studied architecture at the University of Texas, but did not graduate. [10] The chancellor is required by contract to live at the Wortham House. Captain Baker owned about 34 acres of land near the intersection of South Main Street and Montrose Boulevard. Boulevard Historic District is situated north of Broad Acres… Broadacres Homes is situated west of Dearing Street Historic District. [13], The Broadacres Historic District, which includes 18 contributing buildings at 1300-1506 North Blvd. Most of Broadacres' 26 homes were designed by leading architects of the day, such as Birdsall Briscoe and John Staub. "[7] William Ward Watkin, a prominent Houston architect, devised the master plan for the development; Watkin, Birdsall P. Briscoe, and John Staub served as architects for several of the houses. The neighborhood was developed with … [8], In 1980, the family of Gus Sessions Wortham, a local businessman and philanthropist, donated his former house to the University of Houston System for use as the chancellor's residence. Broadacres was a master planned community. Ft. recently sold home at 20110 Broadacres St, Clinton Township, MI 48035 that sold on … Broadacres is significant as one of Houston’s early master planned communities. The Boulevard Oaks Civic Association is the common civic association for all 21 subdivisions. One-of-a-Kind Estate In Broadacres Historic District - 1500 North Boulevard- Home of the Day Each lot was between 0.8 and 2.0 acres in size. 10th and Cass Streets Neighborhood Historic District, La Crosse City, WI; 1855 Extension Historic District, Horseheads Village, NY; 2000 Delancey Street Row, Philadelphia City, PA; 9th Street West Historic District, Huntington City, WV; Aaronsburg, Haines Twp, PA; Aberdeen Gardens Historic District, Hampton City, VA; Aberdeen Historic District, Aberdeen Town, NC Broadacres was designated as an historic district in 2007. [12] As of 2009[update] the value was about $6 million. Both were lawyers with Baker, Botts, Parker & Garwood, Houston’s most important law firm. 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Emancipation Park. place listed on the National Register of Historic Places (A, C, Broadacres Historic District, NRHP district, 1980–) 29° 43′ 37.2″ N, 95° 23′ 49.2″ W OpenStreetMap [8], Construction in Broadacres ceased during the Great Depression. Broadacres Historic District was designated in 2007, and the neighborhood is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. "[8], Broadacres is within the Houston Independent School District. "[14] Stephen Fox, author of The Country Houses of John F. Staub, said that in the 1920s "the entire neighborhood of Broadacres attained a collective identity that emphasized—through the beauty and decorum of individual houses and their systematic integration into a hierarchical landscape order that moved rhythmically measured sequences from the space of each country house, to its garden, to the space of the community, to the space of the planned garden city— the discernment, authority and what [Richard L. Bushman, a cultural historian] called "radiance" of its residents. [10] It is a contributing property to the Broadacres district. [6] In 1922, his son and seventeen other investors purchased the land, which had been subdivided into 26 lots, and began constructing infrastructure and the first set of homes. [2][3][4], Broadacres was developed by prominent Houston attorney and banker Captain James A. Baker in cooperation with his son, attorney James A. Baker, Jr., in the early 1920s. The Broadacres Historic District was first established in 1923 and encompasses 26 homes designed by famous architects such as Briscoe and John Staub, according to HAR and the City of Houston. Developed primarily during the 1920s and 1930s, Boulevard Oaks contains two National Register historic districts: Broadacres and Boulevard Oaks Historic Districts, and a City of Houston Historic District. The Boulevard Oaks Civic Association is the common civic association for all … This ensured that all of the properties would be developed in a consistent way. Broadacres Historic District was designated in 2007, and the neighborhood is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. "[8] Fox said that "[i]t is the extraordinary collective impact that Broadacres's landscape still exerts that makes it such an instructive example of how elite community was socially constructed in Houston through architecture and landscape architecture during the 1920s. Broadacres Historic District. They deposited an additional $150,000 into a bank account to build the roads and install underground utility lines. Avondale was home to many of Houston’s early business and social leaders more than a decade before the development of River Oaks and Broadacres, Houston’s later exclusive neighborhoods. Broadacres is a subdivision in Houston, Texas within the Boulevard Oaks community. Only three other properties have sold in Broadacres over the past two years: In June 2017 a four bedroom traditional at 1500 North Boulevard sold for between $5.864 and $6.767 million; in … Several worked with landscape architects. [6] The families who had houses built in Broadacres were not singular architectural patrons. North and South boulevards are lined … The historic residence was conserved and renovated to retain historic fabric. All Rights Reserved. Two smaller roadways connected West Boulevard to the western edge of the subdivision. Shadyside Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, a neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Shadyside Houston Texas, a community in Houston Texas Shadyside Natchez 2012 - 10 It doubled again between 1910 and 1920 – creating an urgent need for new housing. Boulevard Oaks is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas, United States, containing 21 subdivisions north of Rice University and south of U.S. Highway 59. [15] Zoned schools include Poe Elementary School (located in Boulevard Oaks),[16] Lanier Middle School (located in Neartown),[17] and Lamar High School (located in Upper Kirby). Styles include Colonial Revival, Georgian Revival, Greek Revival and various French, Italian and Spanish eclectic designs. Broadacres was developed by a young attorney, James A. Baker, Jr., and his father, Captain James A. Baker. Broadacres Historic District homes for sale and rent. Seller Franci Neely, a local philanthropist and Mr. Crane’s ex-wife, listed the amenity-packed home in Houston’s tree-lined Broadacres Historic District … Boulevard Oaks is in Texas's 7th congressional district. [9] By the 1930s, Broadacres "collectively displayed its residents as a Houston upper class," according to Rice University architectural historian Stephen Fox. The gardens extend and culminate axial views within the house. It is one of the most significant high-end neighborhoods in the city from that period. PROTECTED: Boulevard Oaks and its neighboring Broadacres district have held onto almost all of its original homesites, which date back to the 1920s. Watkin, who laid out the neighborhood, only designed one house but Briscoe and Staub designed eight and six of the houses, respectively. As Houston’s economy recovered at the end of the 1930s, four more houses were built. The Broadacres Historic District, which includes 18 contributing buildings at 1300-1506 North Blvd. Developed primarily during the 1920s and 1930s, Boulevard Oaks contains two National Register historic districts, Broadacres and Boulevard Oaks. They began to move into new, exclusive neighborhoods on the outskirts of town, several in the southwest. Broadacres, established in 1923, is notable for its park-like setting with elegant homes set back on large, lushly landscaped lots. In maintaining this historic treasure, we will afford many more honored guests the opportunity to be received by the UH System.” Wortham House was originally built in 1927, the same year UH was founded, and rebuilt following a fire in 1951. Browse photos and price history of this 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,714 Sq. Developed primarily during the 1920s and 1930s, Boulevard Oaks contains two National Register historic districts, Broadacres and Boulevard Oaks. (Photo courtesy of … Located in the Broadacres Historic District, this traditional home is sits in the middle of a 42,625 square-foot lot, offering ample space for … Broadacres was developed by prominent Houston attorney and banker Captain James A. Baker in cooperation with his son, attorney James A. Baker, Jr., in the early 1920s. This location is Somewhat Walkable so some errands can be accomplished on foot. The streets were named according to their position: North, South, and West. Boulevard Oaks is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas, United States, containing 21 subdivisions north of Rice University and south of U.S. Highway 59. A majority of the properties were built in the 1920s. Nearby parks include West Hancock Avenue Historic District, Rock Spring Recreation Center and Dearing Street Historic District. and 1305-1515 South Blvd., was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. In the late 1800s, many wealthy professionals lived just south of downtown. Broadacres Residence. This two-story Georgian home was designed by John Staub in 1926 and has a 1963 addition also by Staub. During the Depression, homeowners focused on improving the neighborhood’s landscaping. Broadacres contains the work of three of the most prominent Houston architects of the period: William Ward Watkin, Birdsall P. Briscoe, and John Staub. That work began in 1923, along with the construction of the first few houses. 3 of 3 Historic Broadacres put up signs prohibiting professional photography on its esplanades, where wedding parties, quincenearas and other family portraits are … Watkin had designed the boulevards with double rows of live oak trees, which grew to form a canopy over the streets. Broadacres Historic District. Hermann Park. The neighborhood was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. In this era of tear-down and new-build, many Houstonians clamor to any symbol of our historic architecture. It is designated a “contributing” property in the Broadacres Historic District. Boulevard Historic District Boulevard Historic District is a park in Georgia and has an elevation of 725 feet. It was designed by architect William Ward Watkin. Color photography by Richard Cheek. In 1922, his son and seventeen other investors purchased the land, which had been subdivided into 26 lots, and began constructing infrastructure and the first set o… The Broadacres subdivision was developed in the 1920s in Houston’s exclusive South End. In Broadacres, the deed restrictions included how the houses were oriented on their lots, that they had to be set back 60 feet from the street and cost at least $20,000. Staub. [11] Only the second floor of the residence is reserved for the chancellor; the first and third floors are reserved for artwork and public events. Broadacres Historic District. Location: 1300 N Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006 (approximately); the Broadacres Historic District is comprised of 26 large lots on either side of North Boulevard and South Boulevard between Mandell Street and Graustark Street, just north of Bissonnet Street. Courtlandt Place District Courtlandt Place, established as an exclusive neighborhood in 1906, is a gated, one-block long, tree-lined boulevard that has been home to some of Houston’s most prominent families. Disclaimer: This information is believed to be accurate, however, Houston Association of Realtors does not warrant the accuracy of the information. The Broadacres Local Historic District contains 22 contributing properties built ca. One such shining beacon is Broadacres, which was … It was designed by architect William Ward Watkin. White Oak Studio worked closely with Jay Baker Architects on this unique residence located in a historic neighborhood in Houston’s museum district. Houston has been a major shipping and trade center since its founding in 1836. The Avondale neighborhood is an architecturally and historically significant example of an early 20th century affluent Houston community. 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