About the Neighborhood

Photo of neighborhood building site
Aerial view of neighborhood building site ca. 1950. You can see Berry Bayou near the center. Photo courtesy Christ United Methodist Church.

In November of 1950, Robert W. Clemens, George Fasullo, and John E. Cashman filed documents with the county clerk's office establishing Meadowcreek Village. Graduates of Rice Institute, these developers saw the potential of the vacant land southeast of Houston, midway between downtown and the recreation areas of Galveston Bay. Time would prove them correct. Many of the initial residents of the neighborhood worked at nearby Ellington Air Force Base and enjoyed the convenience of being close to their work and to downtown shopping and entertainment. The opening of NASA's Manned Spaceflight Center nearby gave even more importance to the area as a prime residential enclave.

Photo of mid-50s home show
One of the many home shows that were hosted here in the 1950s and 1960s. (Note the tea-length dress and gloves... it was a much more graceful era.) Photo courtesy H. E. Brown.

More than just a residential subdivision, Meadowcreek Village was one of Houston's first planned communities. Areas for a park, schools, churches, and shopping were all part of the original concept. Because of its many innovations, the neighborhood was featured in several home shows during its early years. It is a testament to the efforts of the developers, the designers, and the builders that the neighborhood has remained a pleasant place to live for more than 50 years - indeed a rarity in the Houston area.