Bids Due in January for First Unit of Memorial Shopping Park, Houston Chronicle, December 16, 1956
The artists' rendering
includes the old serpentine wall that, until the winter of 2001, ran along Boheme.
To Construct Building for Drugstore, Houston Chronicle, November 11, 1959|
A Chronicle article of Don J. Tomasco's pharmacy that would eventually appear in Arts & Architecture.
Small Pharmacy by Don J. Tomasco & Associates (Page One),(Page Two), Arts & Architecture, October 1961
old Interurban Pharmacy, featured in the magazine made famous for its "case study" houses of the 1950s and 1960s, was one of
the original tenants of the Memorial Bend Shopping Park. The building is still recognizable today although it has been modified as the
home of Gulf States Laundry Machine Company.
311 Electra: Houston Architectural Guide - Bill Caudill's home at 311 Electra is listed in the 1999 edition of the Houston
Architectural Guide. The listing includes commentary by architectural historian Stephen Fox on Memorial Bend.
Subdivision Paved in Song - Go Figaro, Houston Chronicle, July 17, 2002 - A recent
article on the history of the neighborhood and how our streets were named.
Where the 50s Were Fabulous, Cite Magazine, Spring 2003
Due to the large size of Cite Magazine, this driving tour of
Memorial Bend had to be divided into four sections for easier viewing. Featured are several notable homes known for their architecture and their former residents. Section One - Section Two - Section Three - Section Four.
A Time Capsule, Wide Open, JetSet Modern Magazine, September 30, 2003 - a brief article detailing the history and significance of Memorial Bend.
Clean Lines, Tall Pines make Memorial Bend, Houston Chronicle, October 19, 2003 - An updated
article in the Chronicle on Memorial Bend with home prices, trends and other pertinent information.
Home Page, Atomic Ranch Magazine, Summer
2004 - A listing of a Memorial Bend house in the home page section of Atomic
Ranch Magazine, a quarterly publication dedicated to mid-century housing and
designMemorial Bend Subdivision
Expanded City in Style During 1950s - Houston Business Journal, May 27, 2005
- An article on the history and importance of Memorial Bend - great piece!
- 100 Block of Faust - This cul-de-sac was destroyed to make way for the beltway.
- 201 Verdi - Once located on the site of the beltway pumping station.
- 12822 Hansel, Houston Chronicle, June 1, 1958 advertisement.
This home was demolished to make way for the Beltway
- 12822 Hansel, Houston Chronicle, July 26, 1959 article
A photo and caption of this long-gone home.
- 1955 Fire Hydrant Map from Zingery Map Co. - Shows early development of Memorial Bend. One can see that adjacent neighborhoods
such as Memorial Plaza, Frostwood and Fonn Villas had yet to have been built.
- 1958 Fire Hydrant Map from Zingery Map Co. - By 1958, one can see that the area had become a thriving
residential community with all of the proposed streets in Memorial Bend in place.
- Aerial Photograph - This aerial photograph shows the area prior to the removal of homes along Westbelt
and the eventual construction of Town & Country mall. Joske's and the area around Sakowitz are
visible and one can also see that, at the time, Westbelt did not connect past Memorial Bend. Neighborhoods such as Walnut
Bend (lower left) were not complete. Please note that the added text is, for some reason, difficult to read.
- Pre-Toll Way Layout - This is a map showing the
houses that were affected by the building of the tollway. This is a large
- Harris County Appraisal District plot - This is a great map from HCAD. Please Note: The file is quite large... 1MB. It also requires Adobe Acrobat Reader as it is in PDF format.
- Gaywood New Development in Memorial Area, Houston Chronicle, April 10, 1955
Announcement of the development of 122 homesites in Gaywood
- New Memorial Plaza Projet; 86 Homesites, Houston Chronicle, July 24, 1955
The announcement of nearby Memorial Plaza and the first house, designed by A. Carroll Brodnax and Charles Sawyer.
- Haven Dedication Set, Houston Chronicle, October 23, 1955
An article and photograph on the dedication of the old Baptist Haven, once located across from the Lantern Lane Shopping Center.
- Texas Baptist Haven Loved by Old Folks, Houston Chronicle, February 4,1956
Happy residents talk about life at 12601 Memorial Drive
- Memorial Plaza: Rural Atmosphere, Houston Chronicle, February 26, 1956 advertisement.
- Bendwood, New Spring Branch School, Houston Chronicle, February 9, 1958
This artists' rendering and caption to announced bids for the
construction of Bendwood Elementary.
- Executive of
'Wilchester' Sales Named, Houston Chronicle, November
27, 1960 - Announcing the hiring of an executive to begin work on the 230
30 of 60 Fine
Memorial Area Homes Begun, Houston Chronicle, December 18, 1960.
Construction begins in Wilchester
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