Houston Historic Districts: West Eleventh Place Historic District

Post FAIL.

West Eleventh Place is a gated, private street, thus the lack of photos.  I would have pulled over to snap some quick pics, but it looked as if there were a guard at the gate. I’m sure intrepid journalists would always get that shot, and that’s why I’m not a journalist! So today’s post is entirely second-hand information, courtesy of the Houston Association of Realtors.

West 11th St. is four blocks past the Shadow Lawn district, adjacent to Bissonnet and across the street from the Contemporary Arts Museum. Like most gated streets, the houses are huge and the streets are tree lined–magnolias, oaks, and palms. The homes were built in the 1920s by Houston’s best architects, and the brick and stone gate (the one I neglected to photograph) is also original to the neighborhood.

But thanks to the magic of the Internet, here’s a photo of West 11th St. that euthman has courteously taken.

West Eleventh Place Historic District