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"Parade Plan Book" - Page 3. 1955. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 5, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2002_005/item/389/show/353.

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(1955). "Parade Plan Book" - Page 3. Burdette Keeland Architectural Drawings & Photographs. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2002_005/item/389/show/353

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Title "Parade Plan Book"
Publisher Houston Home Builders Association
Date 1955
Description Brochure for 1955 Meyerland Parade of Homes with plans of featured homes.
Donor Burdette Keeland, Jr.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Architecture
  • Midcentury modern (Architecture)
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Keeland, Burdette, Jr.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • brochures
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2002-005, Box 23
Original Collection Burdette Keeland Architectural Papers
Digital Collection Burdette Keeland Architectural Drawings & Photographs
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2002_005
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Transcript NEW MEYERLAND SUBDIVISION IS PARADE OF HOMES SITE Officials of the Houston Home Builders Association are grateful to the developers of Meyerland subdivision for making 30 lots available for the Spring Parade of Homes. The 1200-acre tract is ideally suited for a gigantic Parade, because of its accessibility and large parking areas. The story of Meyerland is a part of the story of Houston. The tract now being developed is a part of over 6,000 acres of land GEORGE MEYER which has been in the Meyer family for over 60 years. The land was originally purchased, section by section, by Joseph F. Meyer, Sr., after he brought his family to Houston from Germany in 1868. Mr. Meyer established the Joseph F. Meyer Hardware Company, still located at Franklin and Milam in Houston. As he prospered, he began buying up the land between Buffalo and Brays Bayou as a long-range investment. This land, then far from the "city," was used very little in those 60 years except by rice farmers and small cattle growers. When in 1933, Joseph Meyer died, the land was divided among his sons, George, Frank, and Joseph Meyer, Jr. This year, over 20 years after his father's death, George Meyer decided to have 1200 acres of his share of the tract developed. He chose Tom Robinson, Jr., President of the First Mortgage Company, to plan the subdivision and head the Meyerland Company. Mr. Meyer has made this choice because as he says, tcI want Meyerland to provide homes for many families and I want the area to be a credit to the Meyer family." The residential development provides rigid building restrictions, architectural control, and professional landscaping. The smallest lot contains at least 9,000 square feet, and the average frontage is 75 feet. Distances between houses vary, but fourteen feet is the closest homes will be built to one another, and no house will be less than 25 feet from the street. A deep well and a million-gallon storage tank guarantee the entire area a plentiful supply of clean, fresh water. Meyerland's water system, built under the supervision of the City of Houston, has been incorporated with the City system, and is operated under City ownership. It meets all engineering requirements of the Houston regional water plan. Meyerland is unique in its price range. The developers offer the homeowner realistic protection of his investment through enforced restrictions, permanent maintenance, and planned landscaping. Meyerland is designed to be a source of lasting pride and satisfaction to every Meyerland resident.