The objective of Norhill Neighborhood Association (“NNA”) is to promote the civic and social welfare and well-being of the neighborhood; to encourage the prevention and suppression of crime in the community; to disseminate facts relating to the improvement and promotion of this vicinity; to preserve the residential character and integrity of the neighborhood.
What We Want to Achieve
NNA promotes the welfare of the North Houston Historic district of Norhill. The revenue obtained through membership dues and community fundraisers plus many hours of hard work by volunteers has enabled NNA to play a leading role in achieving:
- Protecting the integrity of the Norhill neighborhood by enforcing our Deed Restrictions
- Neighborhoods to Standards (sidewalks, lighting, etc.)
- Historic street lights for your safety
- Street marker restoration and painting
- Norhill Esplanade Beautification
- Historic Designation of our Neighborhood to maintain its character and integrity
- Monthly neighborhood information-filled meetings
- Periodic Historic Norhill Home Tours
- Monthly happy hours at homes in our neighborhood
- Organization of “Neighborhood Night-Out” festivities
By-Laws of the Organization
General Norhill Historic District Information
There are a total of 1,555 buildings, structures or vacant lots in the historic district. Of those, 346 are classified as “contributing” and 839 are classified as “potentially contributing” (both of which total 1,185 and are 50 years of age or older).
The Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission (HAHC) recommended the designation of our neighborhood as the Norhill Historic District in November, 1999 and it was designated as such by a City of Houston Historic Preservation Ordinance.
American Bungalow 2001 magazine article about our Neighborhood
American Bungalow magazine included an article about our neighborhood in their Number 29, Spring 2001 issue, Norhill, Preserving a Piece of Houston’s History. We recently obtained permission from Mr. John Luke, Executive Editor of American Bungalow, to scan this article for purposes of placing it on our website. It is four colorful pages long, contains nice pictures of some of our houses, and provides some history and comments about what it’s like to live here.
Texas Heritage 2010 magazine article about our Neighborhood
Texas Heritage magazine, published by the Texas Historical Foundation, included an article in their Volume 1, 2010 issue, “Houston’s Norhill Historic District: An Unchanging Neighborhood in Changing Times”. The Foundation granted us permission to place this article on our website.