Meyerland, once 1,200 acres of rice fields, was developed by George Meyers in 1954 and became one of the first deed-restricted communities in the city of Houston.
Meyerland just celebrated its 60th anniversary at Lovett Elementary this past Sunday. Hundreds of Meyerland residents and former residents attended the commemoration.
Beth Wolff Realtors Real Living, one of the major sponsors, hosted a table. Cheryl Israel spearheaded the company’s involvement assisted by Beth Wolff Realtor’s Marie Caplan, Shelley Green, Muriel Mendell and Jerry Rozen. Chair and CEO Beth Wolff and president Ed Wolff participated.
Posters showed the progressive history of the area. Meyerland once featured mostly 1-story, mid-century or ranch-style homes. Today the thriving area has many new and recent construction. Some of the older homes have been renovated maintaining their original integrity. It is rare to find a home in original condition.
Meyerland has some of Houston Independent School Districts most sought after schools. Beth Wolff attended Pershing Middle School and Bellaire High School, which often was No. 1 in the city. Ed Wolff’s children, Tenley and Jake, are in their fourth year of Mandarin at award-winning Kolter Elementary.
Ellen Cohen, District C Council Member, presented a Proclamation from Mayor Annise Parker. Refreshments, games and entertainment provided a festive event. The local band Moondance entertained the crowd as lead vocalist Dee Dee Dochen performed recognizable hits.