Houston Heights established in 1891 and named for its elevation 23 feet above that of downtown Houston, was one of the earliest planned communities in Texas. It flourished as a distinct municipality until 1918 when it was annexed to the City of Houston. Despite rapid redevelopment in the 20th century, Houston Heights still maintains the feel of a small town with its historic Victorian and bungalow-style homes. Also found in Houston Heights are historic churches, theatres, corner stores, parks, fraternal halls, schools, a library, and a business district on W. 19th Street. Houston Heights Historic Districts East and West, designated in 2008 and 2007 respectively, cover a large portion of the original Houston Heights plat, making them the largest historic district in the city. The neighborhood boasts many homes listed in the National Register of Historic Places. For more information about City of Houston historic districts and landmarks, please go to: See more detail.