Settegast, Houston

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Settegast

Settegast is a neighborhood in northeast Houston. The community is bordered by the 610 Loop, the Settegast Yard, and the old Beaumont Highway. The community has many small wood frame houses and empty lots. There are few commercial and industrial uses within Settegast.[1] The City of Houston designated Settegast as a Houston HOPE neighborhood.[2]

History[edit]

Settegast was first developed in 1892 by German immigrants William J and Julius J. Settegast, who had first become interested in land speculation in 1872.[3]

Settegast was further developed as a planned community in the 1940s, had streets and lots that were platted during the same decade.[4] Settegast was settled by African Americans seeking land in the northeast side of Houston.[1]

The City of Houston annexed Settegast in 1949 and began providing sewer trunk lines in 1965.[5]

Cityscape[edit]

Settegast is bounded to the south by the 610 Loop and the Beaumont Freeway, and to the west by a Union Pacific Railroad switching yard.[2]

Rafael Longoria and Susan Rogers of the Rice Design Alliance said that Settegast could be described as "rurban," a word coined in 1918 which describes an area with a mix of urban and rural characteristics.[6] Longoria and Rogers said that the original frame houses, described by the two as "modest," are "sparsely" distributed throughout Settegast. As of 2008 much of the area remained developed, and guinea hens and horses graze on the open fields.[4] Many churches are located in the neighborhood; as of 2008 there is one church per 60 residents.[7]

Economy[edit]

Union Pacific operates the Settegast Yard, an intermodal terminal.[8] The large terminal bounds Settegast to the west.[1]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Settegast is in Houston City Council District B.[9]

The Harris County Hospital District operates the Settegast Health Center.[10] The center opened on January 28, 1967.[11]

Education[edit]

The area is within the Houston Independent School District. Residents are zoned to Bennie Carl Elmore Elementary School,[12][13] Key Middle School,[14] and Kashmere High School.[15]

The Elmore school building, which opened in 2000,[16] formerly housed Elmore Middle School.[17] The current 40 classroom, 130,000 square feet (12,000 m2) facility, which had a multi-million-dollar cost, replaced the original Elmore Middle School.[18]

Prior to July 1, 2013,[19] the North Forest Independent School District (originally Northeast Houston Independent School District) served the community. When Northeast Houston ISD was segregated, Settegast had its own high school.[1] As an NFISD territory Settegast was zoned to Hilliard Elementary School, B. C. Elmore Middle School, and North Forest High School.[20] The Elmore campus joined HISD and was converted into an elementary school during the merger of North Forest ISD into HISD on July 1, 2013.[17]

Parks and recreation[edit]

The City of Houston operates the Settegast Park.[21]

The Northeast Family YMCA serves residents of Settegast.[22]

The former Lakewood Church is in the northeast portion of Settegast.[2] It was established in a converted feed store. On July 16, 2005, the church moved into the former Houston Summit.[23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "SN#50." City of Houston. Retrieved on February 20, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Settegast." (Archive) Houston HOPE. Retrieved on February 20, 2010.
  3. ^ "Houston Hope Settegast". City of Houston.  (Archive)
  4. ^ a b Longoria, Rafael and Susan Rogers. "The Rurban Horseshoe." (Archive) Cite 73. The Rice Design Alliance, (Northern Hemisphere) Winter 2008. Page 20. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.
  5. ^ Fisher, Robert. "Urban Policy in Houston, Texas." Urban Studies, 1989. 150. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Longoria, Rafael and Susan Rogers. "The Rurban Horseshoe." Cite 73. The Rice Design Alliance, (Northern Hemisphere) Winter 2008. Pages 21. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.
  8. ^ "Houston, Texas (Settegast)." (Archive) Union Pacific. Retrieved on February 20, 2010.
  9. ^ City of Houston, Council District Maps, District B." City of Houston. Retrieved on November 5, 2011.
  10. ^ "Settegast Health Center." Harris County Hospital District. Retrieved on February 20, 2010.
  11. ^ "A Proud History of Caring for More Than 45 Years." Harris County Hospital District. Retrieved on February 9, 2012.
  12. ^ "Agenda Board of Education Meeting July 18, 2013." Houston Independent School District. Current Attendance Boundaries Attachment E-1 June 2013 (20 of 77). Retrieved on July 10, 2013. Archived from the original on June 10, 2013.
  13. ^ "Agenda Board of Education Meeting July 18, 2013." Houston Independent School District. Proposed Attendance Zones for the North Forest Transition Attachment E-1 (21 of 77). Retrieved on July 10, 2013. Archived from the original on June 10, 2013.
  14. ^ "Agenda Board of Education Meeting July 18, 2013." Houston Independent School District. Proposed Attendance Boundaries Attachment E-2 June 2013 (26 of 77). Retrieved on July 10, 2013. Archived from the original on June 10, 2013.
  15. ^ "Agenda Board of Education Meeting July 18, 2013." Houston Independent School District. Proposed Attendance Boundaries Attachment E-3 June 2013 (31 of 77). Retrieved on July 10, 2013. Archived from the original on June 10, 2013.
  16. ^ "Chapter 5 FACILITIES USE AND MANAGEMENT NORTH FOREST INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT." (Archive) Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Retrieved on November 21, 2011.
  17. ^ a b "Principals selected, changes proposed for North Forest schools." (Archive) Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on June 14, 2013.
  18. ^ "The History of B.C. Elmore." (Archive) B.C. Elmore Middle School. Retrieved on November 14, 2011.
  19. ^ Barajas, Erik. "North Forest ISD officially closes today." KTRK-TV. July 1, 2013. Retrieved on July 1, 2013.
  20. ^ "Settegast." (Archive) Houston HOPE. Retrieved on February 25, 2010. "North Forest ISD Hilliard Elementary offers an Accelerated Reading program, and the 21st Century Mayor’s After School Program. B.C Elmore Middle School has a summer enrichment program for students that want to get a head start on the next school year. North Forest High School offers after school tutorials for students."
  21. ^ "Our Parks O-Z." City of Houston. Retrieved on February 25, 2010.
  22. ^ McTaggart, Brian. "Fernandez fails to bolster status with Astros." Houston Chronicle. April 3, 2004. Retrieved on July 17, 2013. "The Northeast Family YMCA was built in 1960 and services 370 households from the neighborhoods of the Fifth Ward, Scenic Woods, Fontaine, Settegast, Lakewood, Wood Glen, Shady Timbers and Riverwood."
  23. ^ Hlavaty, Craig. "8 years ago today: Lakewood Church moves into Compaq Center." Houston Chronicle. July 16, 2013. Retrieved on July 17, 2013.

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