In El Paso, Texas, there is a neighborhood and historic district called Manhattan Heights. In 1980, the area was included in the National Register of Historic Places. Between June 9, 1899 and December 1, 1908, the Federal Copper Company ran a smelter in the region that would eventually become Manhattan Heights.
The smelter was designed by architects Buchanan and Allen, and ore processing started on September 10, 1901. By 1912, the copper company's smelter had been demolished to make way for a residential area. Dr. James B. Brady, a dentist, purchased the land on October 12, 1912 for $85,000. The first house was constructed in 1914, and the majority of the houses were finished by the 1930s. Rich buyers were considered when designing the residences.
Memorial Park, Piedras Road, Copia Street, and Louisville define Manhattan Heights' boundaries. The neighborhood is home to structures of Georgian Revival, Foursquare, Tudor, American bungalow, and Spanish-Italian architectural influences.On May 13, 1920, the city of El Paso set aside what is now known as Veterans Memorial Park. The park was principally created by landscape architect George Kessler and serves as a military memorial and "desert oasis."
Manhattan Heights of El Paso, The Municipal Rose Garden, another park in the region, was established in May 1959 and features 1,500 unique rosebush kinds and over 430 different types of roses. The roses in the garden are examples of the varieties that thrive in El Paso's arid climate.The garden is situated on North Copia Street and is open annually from early March through late November. Admission is free. The Hill Top Gardens Area, which included several distinct gardens on the property before the Rose Garden, debuted in 1933. The gardens were finished by 1935, and the rock wall benches were part of a Civil Works Administration project.
Crockett Elementary School was founded in 1919 as Manhattan Heights School. On May 8, 1922, the name was changed to Crockett Elementary School in recognition of Texas heroes.El Paso Public Library's Memorial Park Branch provides service to the neighborhood. New businesses and young professionals have flocked to the Manhattan Heights neighborhood and Five Points commercial district during the last five years, giving the storied Central El Paso region a fresh feel.
Manhattan Heights is experiencing an influx of new inhabitants moving in and remodeling their homes despite these kinds of difficulties. Property values increased 6.3 percent between 2017 and 2018. The 5.7 percent countywide average. As of June 6, there were 14 houses for sale in Manhattan Heights, with prices ranging from $111,000 to $995,000, according to Realtor.com.
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