West University Place (Houston, TX)
By Meg Zoller, Houston Fine Homes
(Keller Williams)
WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE BOUNDARIES IN HOUSTON, TX Kirby Drive to the East, Union Pacific Railway railroad track to the West, Bellaire Boulevard/West Holcombe Boulevard to the South, and Bissonnet and Law Streets to the North. DEVELOPMENT OF WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE IN HOUSTON, TEXAS Commonly referred to as West University or West U for short, West University Place in Houston, Texas was developed by former Tennessee Governor Ben Hooper. His idea for a community of country homes was conceived in 1910 when Governor Hooper bought a tract of land southwest of Houston out of an old Spanish land grant. The Houston West End Realty Company developed today's West University Place First Addition and put the first lots up for sale on April 1, 1917. The name "West University Place" originated from its pr...
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