Bellaire in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Bellaire Streetcar Line
The streetcar line, often called the “Toonerville Trolley,” became an integral link between Bellaire and Houston and played a vital role in the development of this area. The availability of motor transport and frequent derailments caused by worn-out track led to the abandonment of the line on September 26, 1927. Motor bus
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10616.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1821.
Location. 29° 42.349′ N, 95° 28.042′ W. Marker is in Bellaire, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Bellaire Boulevard and 3rd Street, on the left when traveling west on Bellaire Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bellaire TX 77401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bellaire Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Texan Capture of Mexican Dispatches (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bellaire (approx. 0.2 miles away); Teas Nursery Company (approx. one mile away); City of West University Place (approx. 1.9 miles away); Morse-Bragg Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Grace Morse's Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Emancipation and African-American Migration (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellaire.
Also see . . . A Webpage With Pictures of the Streetcar. (Submitted on March 18, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 18, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.