Sitting on the steps of the Hollywood Heights Tudor home is the “first family” who occupied it. In last year’s Hollywood Home Tour, two of the survivors of the family toured the beautifully updated home now occupied by the Moomaws.

In 1845, the area known today as Hollywood Heights was given to Robert Moore by the Republic of Texas. Once a dairy farm, it was developed by the Hollywood Construction Co. in the mid-1920s. The company built a large portion of the 700 mostly Tudor-style cottages in the Heights. The two brothers who owned the company served together in World War I and admired the architecture they saw in Europe.

The late 1970s and early 1980s brought exceptional property value escalation in Hollywood. Recent years have seen real estate prices level off, but they have remained surprisingly strong as values in other locations of the state have plummeted.

Realizing the stability of the area and the uniquely styled homes, the Moomaws waited several years to buy the home they now occupy at 7014 Hammond. The interior is a dream home and the beautifully landscaped backyard replaces the yard that fitted the times of 1931 when the home was built.

Seeking Historical Anecdotes

Do you have good photographs that would be appropriate to use for a history article? Do you know some historical facts that would be interesting to Advocate readers? Do you know a photographer in the area who might have a portfolio of historical pictures?

We welcome your responses to any of the above. Please call Pamela Dunsmore at 214-823-5885, ext. 210 or Chloie Clements at 214-823-2600.

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