Super Neighborhood 83 - Macgregor
DATE RECOGNIZED: 03.14.2005
COUNCIL DISTRICT: D
MAYOR’S ASSISTANCE OFFICE: South
CONTACT AND MEETING INFORMATION:
Tomaro Bell, President
3rd Thursday, 6:30 pm, Monthly
Good Hope Baptist Church
3015 N. Mac Gregor Way, 77004
Meeting Virtually at this time
MacGregor is a collection of neighborhoods on both sides of Brays Bayou east of the Texas Medical Center. The super neighborhood is bounded by Blodgett/Wheeler on the north, Old Spanish Trail on the south, Almeda on the west and Spur 5 on the east.
COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY
The area was once home to a large number of Jewish families such as the Fingers, the Sakowitz's, and the Battlesteins. The area started becoming predominantly African American in the middle 1950s, after the Jewish families began moving out to the suburbs. Some parts of the community include stately homes interspersed with small motels and apartments. Some subdivisions, notably Timbercrest, University Oaks and Riverside Terrace along South MacGregor, retain their gracious residential characteristics and contain numerous examples of outstanding architecture. Home construction and commercial development have recently revived, especially on the southern edge of the area.
- 1930's - One neighborhood became well known for having the two firsts: Riverside Terrace had an all gas home and first air conditioned home.
- 1944 - The Groovey Grill Restaurant came into being in 1944 and was originally at the corner of Tierwester St. and Wheeler Avenue. Many well known celebrities dined at the restaurant.
- 1983 - Family Café restaurant opened
- 1985 - Unity National Bank was chartered
CIVIC CLUBS: (Updated 6/06/2023)
|•||Oak Manor/University Woods Civic Club|
|•||Parkwood Drive Civic Club||web site|
|•||Riverside Civic Association|
|•||Riverside Terrace Alliance for Beautification||web site|
|•||South MacGregor Civic Club, Inc.||web site|
|•||Southwood Civic Club|
|•||West Riverside Civic Club|
|•||Bayou Bend Court Circle||5897 Bayou Bend Court|
|•||Blythewood?Roseneath Triangle||4400 N. Roseneath|
|•||Old N. MacGregor Spaceway||2500 N MacGregor|
|•||Parkwood Park||3400 N. Parkwood||77021|
|•||Riverside Park||2600 S Calumet||77004|