Woodland Heights Historic District

Blue 727

Blue 727

The Woodland Heights Historic District is just a stone’s throw North of downtown Houston.  It is beginning to show signs of gentrification.  The final two photos were taken in the nearby Houston Heights.

 

24 responses

  1. Of course I’m partial to the blue one.

    December 14, 2013 at 10:20 am

    • Thank you Kristin. I mostly shoot architecture in B&W. The exception is when color is playing a major part of the scene.

      December 14, 2013 at 10:54 am

    • Me too I like the blue one! Very striking.

      December 14, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      • Hi Denise, thank you for stopping by. I hope your girls are doing well.

        December 14, 2013 at 4:56 pm

  2. may houses
    of many colors
    dwell in harmony :-)

    December 14, 2013 at 10:39 am

  3. mcrohio

    I love the architecture of this period and its style of living. The local website http://www.woodland-heights.org/history.htm is enticing so a trip to this little piece of “living history” will make a lovely road trip – maybe this summer. Thanks for telling us about it.

    December 14, 2013 at 10:42 am

    • There are over a dozen historical districts in Houston, mostly featuring architecture from the era. In 1900 the population of Houston was around 50,000. A hurricane destroyed Galveston sending the population inland. A few years later Spindletop was discovered and now the metro Houston area exceeds 6 million people with 2.5 million in the city limits.

      December 14, 2013 at 10:59 am

  4. Great front porches, and nice seeing a house looking like a house rather than all garage like many new cookie-cutter tract houses. ~SueBee

    December 14, 2013 at 11:21 am

    • I know what you mean. It is particularly bad with townhouses that are as wide as a 2 car garage plus a hallway and stairs to get past it.

      December 14, 2013 at 11:43 am

      • Exactly, so from the street, the view is of garage doors. Ugly!

        December 14, 2013 at 11:49 am

  5. Beautiful shots all.

    I’m quite impressed with the number of front porches on these homes and those in your previous post. It’s definitely not what you see these days in new homes, and even in ranch-style homes from the 50’s and early 60’s.

    December 14, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    • I live in an early 60’s ranch and there is a covered entrance area, but no front porch to speak of.

      December 14, 2013 at 1:53 pm

  6. I have granted you the Most Influential Blogger Award. I hope you enjoy it. I can totally understand if you do not wish to participate. Please don’t be offended if yours an award free blog…I just wanted you to know that I think your blog is great.

    December 15, 2013 at 2:26 am

    • Thank you Wooly for thinking of me. As usual I am not offended and I don’t participate.

      December 15, 2013 at 7:37 am

  7. I love the contrast between the B&W shots and then the one colour shot. All beautiful but that blue one is so striking. I really like those style of houses with the front porch and deck. We just don’t see that style in the UK.

    December 15, 2013 at 3:17 am

    • Homes are not built that way in the city anymore. There are ground coverage rules to help prevent flooding and a porch means a smaller house.

      December 15, 2013 at 7:38 am

      • Shame, they have so much character. I guess the same is true here though, the new houses being built are just boring boxes with little or no effort having gone into style and character. The new houses may be more energy efficient and can squeeze more living space into a smaller footprint but I would not want to live in one. I like my old 1850’s house with all its features and character even if it does cost a little more to heat :-)

        December 15, 2013 at 7:48 am

  8. I always liked these wooden homes with porches and picket fences!

    December 20, 2013 at 4:53 am

  9. Like your photos, Ron!

    December 20, 2013 at 5:11 am

  10. I think my favorite photos often give me a sense of place, style, architecture, and the people who live there. Thanks, Ron.

    December 22, 2013 at 12:28 pm

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