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West University Place in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

City of West University Place

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, November 4, 2018
1. City of West University Place Marker
Inscription.  Tennessee politician Ben W. Hooper led investors in forming the West End Realty Co. in 1910. They chose land near Rice Institute, which opened in 1912, and created West University Place, connected to Houston by streetcar. Homesites sold primarily to young, middle-class families. Trying to address the area's frequent flooding, citizens incorporated in 1924, electing L.B. Ryon as mayor. The city's second mayor, Harold B. Schlesinger, helped develop a strong infrastructure. With several additions, the city grew to its current size, approximately two square miles. Today, the independent, viable community features park space and other amenities for its several thousand residents.
 
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15654.)
 
Location. 29° 42.881′ N, 95° 26.273′ W. Marker is in West University Place, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of University Boulevard and Auden Street, on the right when traveling west on University Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3800 University Boulevard, Houston TX 77005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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By Brian Anderson, November 4, 2018
2. City of West University Place Marker
8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Teas Nursery Company (approx. one mile away); Texan Capture of Mexican Dispatches (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bellaire Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bellaire Streetcar Line (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bellaire (approx. 2 miles away); Forum of Civics of River Oaks Garden Club (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rice University (approx. 2 miles away); Astrodome (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  West University Place, TX - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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