Houstoric Project, Volume 7: The East End

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4. Rufus Cage Elementary School. 1400 Telephone Road.
Originally built in 1910, the two-story building housed four classrooms and served students on the city's east side until 1983. The building has been designated a "protected historic landmark" by the City of Houston.

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5. Jackson Middle School. 5100 Polk Street
Home of the Jackson Leopards, the main part of the building was built in 1925. Polk Street may have still been called Davis Street when this photo was taken.

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6. Austin High School. 1700 Dumble Street
Built in 1936, the home of the Austin Mustangs was named after Stephen F. Austin and was ranked as one of the 7 Best-Looking High Schools in Houston in 2012.

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7. Dumble Street tracks at Eastwood Park
In 1916, the City of Houston acquired a 10.8-acre site on Harrisburg Boulevard and established Eastwood Park. You can follow the Galveston, Houston and Henderson (G,H&H) railroad tracks all the way to Galveston.

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8 comments
bortoni
bortoni

I wouldn't say that the east end covers to Hobby Airport, and I grew up in the Eastwood S/D and still live in the short east end.


Sara Brown
Sara Brown

Jessica Diaz have you seen this??

Richard Cerda
Richard Cerda

the view from our old bust stop comes in at number 7, Robert Castillo Christina Suarez Zack Pruit Celina Salas

Mayling Tate
Mayling Tate

Those pics bring back so many memories, some wonderful while others i chose to forget, of my old stomping grounds! Aaaah, to be young again!! Thanks for the stroll down memory lane!!

Jesse Berrospe
Jesse Berrospe

I live in East End and have seen the changes since the 60's particularly around neighborhood by Austin high school

Puller58
Puller58

Lived there with my grandmother years ago on Avenue S.  Shotgun house, noisy neighbors, God I hated it there. 

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