Eastwood is one of Houston’s first master-planned subdivisions. It was
designed and developed in 1913 by William A. Wilson, who also developed
Woodland Heights. The first residents were
young entrepreneurs in the city, business owners, and managers.
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. The lots were terraced and designed for natural
drainage, with landscaped esplanades and the 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.
Learn more about Eastwood and its historical homes in resident Billie Mercer's book, Eastwood Today. Or, use this for a self-guided walking or driving tour of Eastwood.
The Eastwood Civic Association proudly serves the neighborhoods of Eastwood, Broadmoor, Lawndale, W.A. Kirby, Jackson Court, Woodleigh, Eastlawn, Dissen Heights, Houston City Railroad, Suburban, L.B. Moody, Beverly Park, Eastview, Hauser, Dor Ruth, Mueller, Dixie, Georgia, and Youngmens.
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