The Architecture of Memorial Bend

Early Memorial Bend Ads and Articles

Early advertisements for Memorial Bend shed light on the origins of the neighborhood as well as some of the plans for the development of the surrounding area. Even some original residents of the Bend were not aware that, at one time, developers had proposed damming Rummel Creek to form Lake Rummel.

In doing some research, it recently came to light that the original Memorial Bend Club building (apparently destroyed in a fire) may have been designed by noted Houston architect, Burdette Keeland.  Some compiled screen captures from the UH web page note the references to the club.  This still needs to be verified by viewing the actual drawings.

Listed below are neighborhood-specific advertisements as well as articles related to Memorial Bend. Please note that some of the text is difficult to read as these are printouts of microfiche articles from the 1950s. Recently added is a section titled Forgotten Bend, houses or buildings that have since been demolished.



Forgotten Bend


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