Welcome to Houston's East-End
is one of Houstons first master-planned subdivisions. It was designed
and developed in 1913 by William A. Wilson, who also developed our 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 Houstons largest
intact collections of these architectural styles.
Click on the News button to see the history of the Old Cage
School Building. The February 2005 Eastwood Voice has reprinted the history from the 50th anniversary written in 1957!
Our next meeting will be on Monday, May 7, 2007,
from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.,
at the Cape Center, 4501 Leeland at Lockwood.
Eastwood Civic Association, PO Box 9542, Houston,