Houston Gardens, Houston

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Houston Gardens is an African-American neighborhood in Houston.

The Suburban Resettlement Administration, a program of the New Deal, developed Houston Gardens for the purpose of giving poor and landless people the opportunity to become homeowners. Houston Gardens was the only such community developed in Greater Houston.[1]

Cityscape[edit]

Rafael Longoria and Susan Rogers of the Rice Design Alliance said that Houston Gardens could be described as "rurban," a word coined in 1918 which describes an area with a mix of urban and rural characteristics.[2] The layout of Houston Gardens consists of a large oval parceled on its ends into plots of land shaped like pies. Longoria and Rogers said that "this unique plan is easy to spot on a Houston map."[1]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Houston Gardens is in Houston City Council District B.[3]

Education[edit]

Houston Gardens is within the Houston Independent School District.

Residents are zoned to Ernest McGowen Sr. Elementary School[4] (previously Houston Gardens Elementary School),[5] Key Middle School,[6] and Kashmere High School.[7]

Parks and recreation[edit]

The City of Houston operates the Houston Gardens Park.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Longoria, Rafael and Susan Rogers. "The Rurban Horseshoe." Cite 73. The Rice Design Alliance, (Northern Hemisphere) Winter 2008. Page 20. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.
  2. ^ Longoria, Rafael and Susan Rogers. "The Rurban Horseshoe." Cite 73. The Rice Design Alliance, (Northern Hemisphere) Winter 2008. Pages 18-19. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.
  3. ^ City of Houston, Council District Maps, District B." City of Houston. Retrieved on November 5, 2011.
  4. ^ "Home." McGowen Elementary School. Retrieved on June 30, 2013.
  5. ^ "Houston Gardens Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.
  6. ^ "Key Middle Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.
  7. ^ "Kashmere High School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.
  8. ^ "Our Parks G-N." City of Houston. Retrieved on February 25, 2010.

Coordinates: 29°49′26″N 95°18′07″W / 29.824°N 95.302°W / 29.824; -95.302