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. The City of Houston designated Settegast as a Houston HOPE neighborhood.
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.
Settegast was further developed as a planned community in the 1940s, had streets and lots that were platted during the same decade. Settegast was settled by African Americans seeking land in the northeast side of Houston.
The City of Houston annexed Settegast in 1949 and began providing sewer trunk lines in 1965.
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. 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. Many churches are located in the neighborhood; as of 2008 there is one church per 60 residents.
Government and infrastructure
The area is within the Houston Independent School District.
Prior to July 1, 2013, 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. As an NFISD territory Settegast was zoned to Hilliard Elementary School, B. C. Elmore Middle School, and North Forest High School.
Parks and recreation
The City of Houston operates the Settegast Park.
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