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Boulevard Oaks Historic District
U.S. Historic district
BoulevardOaksSignTX.JPG
Boulevard Oaks street sign
Location Roughly bounded by
North and South Boulevards between Parkway and Wilton. Houston, Texas
United States
Area 56 acres (23 ha)
Architect Watkin, William Ward; et al.
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
NRHP reference No. 02000117
Added to NRHP February 22, 2002

Boulevard Oaks is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas, United States.

Boulevard Oaks is a group of 21 subdivisions inside the 610 Loop and north of Rice University. Developed primarily during the 1920s and 1930s, Boulevard Oaks contains two National Register historic districts: Broadacres and Boulevard Oaks Historic Districts, and a City of Houston Historic District.

Boulevard Oaks is in Texas's 7th congressional district [1].

History

The Poe Elementary School bombing occurred in 1959.

The National Register of Historic Places designated the Boulevard Oaks Historic District, located within Boulevard Oaks and roughly bordered by North Boulevard, South Boulevard, Hazard Street, and Mandell Street, as a historical district on February 22, 2002.

Composition

The subdivisions of Boulevard Oaks are Chevy Chase, Edgemont, Ormond Place, Broadacres, Vassar Place, Ranch Estates, North Edgemont, West Edgemont, West Ormond Place, Cresmere Place, Cherokee, Vassar Court, Greenbriar Addition, Keithly Place, Sunset Court, Sunset Place, Sunset Estates, Cheyne Walk, Hermann Hospital Estates, Wroxton Court, and portions of the O. Smith Survey.

Parks and recreation

The Vassar Spaceway Park is located in Boulevard Oaks. It was dedicated as a municipal park in the late 1980s. Evalyn Krudy, the director of the University Place Super Neighborhood Council, said that since the creation of the park, it had been affected by drainage issues. The Boulevard Oaks association received $5,000 in matching grant funds from the Matching Grant Program of the City of Houston Planning and Development Department. The funds were used to create a comprehensive drainage and maintenance plan to prevent standing water from accumulating and to beautify the park.

Neighborhood in film

Boulevard Oaks appears in the films Terms of Endearment (1983), Rushmore (1998), Sidekicks (1992), My Best Friend is a Vampire (1988). Ms. Cross' temporary home in Rushmore is on North Boulevard. Mr. Blume and Ms. Cross also take a walk down North Boulevard in the film. In Terms of Endearment, Garrett Breedlove and Aurora take a walk down North Boulevard.

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