804 Harold - A City of Houston Protected Landmark


    We are in Montrose, one of the 2009
    ten greatest neighborhoods in the USA according to the American Planning Association.
    The award is based on a happy mixture of residential and commercial land use, livability,
    art museums and historic preservation.

    The area covered by our association is bounded by Hawthorne to the North, Alabama to the South,
    Montrose to the West, and Audubon to the East. Join us! It's only $15 per person per year!

on the site of demolished 803 Kipling

We are a DEED RESTRICTED community; exclusions apply. Read the restrictions on the "About" page

We are a HISTORIC DISTRICT; find the city ordinance on the "Preservation" page

About Audubon Place
We are in Montrose, the Metaphorical Heart of Houston.
The area covered by our association is bounded by Hawthorne to the North, Alabama to the South,
Montrose on the West, and Audubon to the East.

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We are a HISTORIC DISTRICT; see details under Preservation;

We are a DEED RESTRICTED community; exclusions apply;see: map

Special building lines and minimum lot sizes have been established for our neighborhood. See: MBL & MLS

Read commentaries about our neighborhood:

[Introduction]  [Pictures of Homes]  [Street Map]  [Stats]  [Bylaws]  [Deed restrictions]  [Newsletters]

Neighborhood Preservation

We are a Historic District:
On April 8, 2009 the city of Houston passed a resolution to declare our subdivision a Historic District.
The preservation ordinance, in effect since October 22, 2008 can be found below

The boudaries on the West side are slightly set back from Montrose (see map )

Our neighborhood cares deeply about preserving what little is left of historic Houston.

Read the report prepared by the city planning department

Read more about our historic buildings

This unusual California-style bungalow was built in 1922 by Ewart & Lillian Lightfoot. He was superintendent
of construction for the George T. Broun Construction Company. Originally from Kentucky, Lightfoot was a prominent
building contractor in Houston for 25 years. He was founder and president of the United Motor Courts of America and
was an avid big game hunter. He lived here until his death in 1950; the house is still owned by his family.

The design shows influences, of Frank Lloyd Wright’s creative adaptation of Japanese architecture and the Mission style
found in both California and Texas. Note the cobblestones, the knobby texture of the stucco and the original garage that
is part of the house, a very uncommon feature. The cobblestones came from Spain, and were formally used for ballast on a
merchant ship. The second floor was added in 1925 as a large ball room to celebrate his daughter Maxine's graduation party [PvB].
Remember the transcontinental railroad track we mentioned earlier in the tour? Mr. Lightfoot had to remove large amounts of coal
from this lot before building this house.

(from Gary Coover's walking tour)

The house was written up in the Houston Architectural Guide of the AIA in 1990.

Special Minimum Building Line and Lot Size
Forms for a special minimum building line or minimum lot size petition maybe obtained from the Planning department
website. There is a complicated formula for computing the setback or the lot size and this depends on whether
the area is a designated historic district. The owners of a minimum of 51% of the area on a street face
must sign the petition. Several streets in our neighborhood
have been awarded a special building line of over 20' and a minimum lot size of 6000 sqft.

The above information is based on the City of Houston web site. Read more

For a list of streets with special covenants see: MBL & MLS

Deed Restrictions
We are a deed restricted community; exclusions apply
Read the restrictions on the "About" page

[Our Historic Homes]  [HAHC Preservation Website]  [Preservation Ordinance]  [Design Guide]

Calendar 2015

Audubon Place Association meets at
3412 Audubon Place, 7:30 p.m.
every first Thursday of the month except for July and August.
In October we have “National Night Out” and in December the meeting will be a Christmas party.

The following dates are planned:

January 1 - regular meeting
February 5 - regular meeting
March 5 - regular meeting
April 2 - regular meeting
May 7 - regular meeting
June 4 - regular meeting
September 3 - regular meeting
September ? - APA yard sale - 3707 Audubon Place
October ? - National Night Out - 3405 Audubon Place
November 5 - regular meeting
December 3 – our traditional Christmas party

[Neartown Monthly Meetings]   [Heavy Trash Day]

Citizens Net
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Neighborhood Activities and Fundraisers
North Montrose Fall Finds

Recent Developments
3507 Audubon Place
710 Harold

Swamplot 77006

Houston Police Neighborhood Station
Neartown (Montrose)
802 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 284-8604
Hours: 24 hours

Positive Interaction Program
Read the latest PIP report

Parking Issues
Find information about parking

[HPD Crime Statistics]  [Houston Crime Map] [Graffiti Clean Up]
Neighborhood Pets

We love and welcome pets in our community.
Please be courteous to your neighbors and keep your dog on a leash.
And please remember to pick up after your dog, it makes the
entire neighborhood a better place to be.

We will be happy to include a picture of your pet.
Send your photo to the email address on the "contact" page

Hold cursor over image to see pet's name
Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image

Adopt a Pet

The wonderful people at "Friends for Life" found it for me
Please visit PetsMart on the weekends to adopt one of my friends

We will be happy to include your lost+found message.
Send photo and text to the email address on the "contact" page

[Dog Parks]   [Dog Park Rules]

Contact Us

President:           Dan Piette
Vice President:   John Dazey
Secretary:           Doreen Stoller
Treasurer:           Chris Bryant

Our mailing address is:
P.O.Box 542138
Houston, TX  77254

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