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Westheimer Road. Texas History

Westheimer Road

Nothing says more about a city than its names Westheimer Road

Is named after Mitchell Louis Westheimer (1831-1906). He came to Texas from Germany in 1859 and bought 640-acres of farmland, which became known as the Westheimer Plantation residence on the site of the present Lamar High School. With his wife he raised sixteen children: eight of their own, three orphans, and five children of relatives.

In the 1860s Westheimer built a school on his farm for the children of the area. He was a hay merchant and owned a flourmill, and also it was him who laid the first streetcar tracks in Houston. In the
1880s Westheimer opened the Houston Livery Stable. His nephews formed the Westheimer Transfer and Storage Company in 1883, which is still in operation today. The Westheimer family was active member of the oldest synagogue in Texas, the Congregation Beth Israel.

In 1895 Westheimer dedicated a portion of the land from his plantation to Harris County to provide right-of-way for a short-cut road to Columbus and Sealy. This road was denominated Westheimer Road and runs west from near downtown Houston over thirty miles to Fulshear. It is the longest major thoroughfare in Texas.

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