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HISTORY

Old Braeswood is one of Houston’s historic neighborhoods. Originally planned as a “country club district” in the late 1920’s, Old Braeswood was actually developed in spurts through the ‘30’s, ‘40’s, and ‘50’s. Each section of the neighborhood has a distinct architectural style, reflecting the era in which it was developed and the city’s changing residential patterns during the middle of the century. A detailed history of the neighborhood and its unique homes can be found in the publication, Braeswood, An Architectural History. This publication is available for purchase by calling the Old Braeswood POA office at 713-807-1787 or Kathy Lord at 713-666-4326.

LOCATION

Old Braeswood is bounded by South Main, North Braeswood, Kirby Drive, and Holcombe Boulevard. The Texas Medical Center, Rice University, the Village, and the Reliant Center complex are all within a one-mile radius. Surrounded by some of Houston’s best schools, medical facilities, museums, restaurants, and shopping, Old Braeswood is one of the best locations in Houston to live.

SCHOOLS

Many of the best public and private schools in Houston are within an easy drive of Old Braeswood. Children in Old Braeswood are zoned to Roberts Elementary School, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School.

OLD BRAESWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION (OBPOA)

OLD BRAESWOOD Property Owners Association The Old Braeswood Property Owners Association (OBPOA) is a volunteer based organization charged with preserving the neighborhood’s unique character, primarily through the enforcement of deed restrictions. OBPOA sponsors an annual park party and fund-raising efforts for neighborhood projects. OBPOA is a member of the University Place Super Neighborhood Council and is a member of University Place Association, an organization that represents a unified consensus of the neighborhoods, businesses, and institutions surrounding Rice University, and focuses on the land use and infrastructure issues impacting the area bounded by S. Main, N. Braeswood, Kirby, and US59. Old Braeswood maintains liaisons with Houston City Council, the Brays Bayou Association, Trees for Houston, and the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance.

ORGANIZATION

OBPOA is governed by an executive committee consisting of nine officers, each representing a different area of the neighborhood. There are seven standing committees: Enforcement, Newsletter, Welcome, Trees, Security, Park, and Architectural Review. Officers are elected at the annual meeting each November.  For more information see the bylaws.

MEMBERSHIP

All property owners in Braeswood Section1, Braeswood Addition, and Braeswood Extension are members of the association. Membership in OBPOA is also open to residents (renting) and neighbors in the area bounded by Holcombe, Main Braeswood and Kirby. Regular annual dues are $100. To help with the operation of the association, additional voluntary dues levels of $150 (Sustaining) and $250 (Patron) have been established and are requested as an option for neighbors who are able to support the association at a higher level. 

NEWSLETTER & eNEWS

The newsletter is published several times a year and mailed to each household in the neighborhood.  Please send news items to Steich1@comcast.net.  OBPOA also sends important news updates and crime alerts as needed. Please submit your email address to info@OldBraeswood.com to subscribe..

OLD BRAESWOOD PARK

The park is located in the heart of the neighborhood at the intersection of Maroneal, Morningside and Kelving. Several large fundraising efforts have occurred in recent years to complete the fence surrounding the park and for the replacement of play structures. Renovations include a new play space for younger children, swings, and picnic tables and benches.  Park maintenance is coordinated and paid for by the Old Braeswood Park Corporation, a 501c3 organization, through generous donations from neighbors. For more information, contact Annette Eldridge at 713-664-3657 or the OBPOA office. 

PATROL(S.E.A.L. Security Solutions)

Old Braeswood POA contracts with SEAL Security for daily onsite patrols in a marked police-style vehicle.  Annual patrol dues of $300 are requested from all households to help pay for this valuable service. You can enroll in the service using the dues form on the website:  www.oldbraeswood.com.  Contact OBPOA for more information.  

DEED RESTRICTIONS / ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW

Deed restrictions governing setbacks, building materials, density of housing, use of property, and property improvements are in effect for the Old Braeswood subdivision.  A complete copy of the deed restrictions is available for purchase from the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).  Plans for new construction, additions and renovations should be submitted to the ARC via the Old Braeswood office electronically to info@oldbraeswood.com or by calling 713-807-1787.

TRASH COLLECTION & RECYCLING

Regular household waste and lawn clippings are collected by the City of Houston Solid Waste Division.  Household waste should be placed on the curb inside black roll-out containers provided by the City.  Yard waste (lawn clippings and leaves), may be placed on the curb in city approved biodegradable bags.  Small bundles of branches less than 4 ft. in length should be placed at the curb.  Recycling (newspapers, aluminum cans, tin cans, glass & plastic bottles) is collected on alternate Tuesdays.  Heavy trash & limb debris is collected in alternate months on the third Monday.  Per city ordinance, trash may be placed at the curb after 6 p.m. the night before pickup and bins must be removed by 10 p.m. on the day of collection.  Call 311 or visit www.houstontx.gov for a full listing of trash regulations and a printable schedule or to request new bins.

Regular household trash & yard waste                      Tuesdays
Heavy Trash                                                               3rd Monday
Recycling                                                                   Every other Tuesday

Here is a link to more info on the City of Houston website.  The recycling program information can be found here.

OFFICE

Our association manager, Evalyn Krudy, is available to assist you with neighborhood matters Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


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Old Braeswood POA
P.O. Box 541346
Houston, Texas 77254

email info@oldbraeswood.com

phone (713) 807-1787