The Oaks Historic District is the largest historic district in the state of Texas. The District's boundaries are Beech Street on the north, Rusk on the South, 1st Street to the east, and 11th Street on the west (See map below).
It boasts many beautiful, historic homes showcasing a variety of architectural styles. It has been prominently-featured on HGTV's "Restore America", along with historic districts of Galveston, San Antonio, and Dallas.
Our neighborhood association meets every second Monday evening at the McFaddin-Ward Visitor's Center, located at 1906 Calder. Meeting time is 7:00 pm.
We have a variety of programs relevant to the interests of our neighborhood and our membership.
Monthly Neighborhood Association Meetings
The Oaks Historic District Neighborhood Association is organized as a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization.
Would you like to become a member of our Neighborhood Association?
Annual dues are $25.00.
Make checks payable to:
Oaks Historic Dist.
Neighborhood Neighborhood Ass'n
and sent to:
P. O. Box 625
Beaumont, TX 77704
Our Historic District is held together by city law. Specifically, the Historic-Cultural Landmark Preservation Overlay District was created by a municipal ordinance, which may be viewed online. This District is codified among the City's other zoning ordinances in Chapter 28.
These ordinances were specifically designed to preserve the character of this old neighborhood, with the aim of benefiting of all property owners and residents of the district. New construction or certain modifications to existing structures--for example, height of new construction, exterior paint colors, replacement of old windows, demolition, fencing materials and design, etc.--often need to be approved by the City's Planning and Zoning Commission to ensure compliance with the ordinances. This process results in issuance of a "Certificate of Appropriateness" for the proposed construction or modifications.
The City provides code enforcement services in instances in which a Certificate of Appropriateness is not sought, or where code violations are reported. Our Historic District strives to maintain good communication and a positive relationship with the City's Landmark Commission, as well as the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Contact the City's Planning and Zoning Department at (409) 880-3764 or via the City's website .
Each year, a different home in The Oaks will host the Preservation Bash. In addition to annual membership dues, The Bash is a major fundraiser for The Oaks Historic District in support of its various special projects.
The Bash typically features a wide array of food and drinks, outstanding musical entertainment, as well as a silent auction consisting of items donated by community businesses and individuals wishing to support The Oaks' non-profit efforts.
Projects: Our scholarship program has rewarded graduating seniors who are Oaks residents with help towards college tuition..
The Oaks strongly supports Beaumont Main Street's efforts to promote the use and re-purpose of old downtown structures. To that end, the Oaks maintains a spectacular presence at both "Yappy Hour" and the famous "Dogtoberfest,
The annual DOG-tober Fest is usually on the second Saturday in October from 8:00 am to 2:00pm at “Central Bark” at 765 Pearl Street, which is the green area next to the Julie Rogers Theatre in downtown ‘Bow” mont. Check the "Events & Projects" page for this year's event.
The association has funded and installed numerous street signs throughout the neighborhood idenitifying the Historic District.
The Oaks Historic District Neighborhood Association is engaged within the community. It has raised funds and with the support of the City, established, the Ida Reed Dog Park at Louisiana Street and 7th. It is the only Dog Park in the entire Golden Triangle area.
The Oaks sponsored landscaping for both Pecos Blvd. and Beech St. through partnerships with the City of Beaumont and the Magnolia Garden Club.
Landscaping for the renovated 7th Street corridor is in the works! Come to our next monthly neighborhood association meeting to find out more.
The Oaks has also provided Art Bike Racks along Calder. A design contest was held and four winners were chosen. The racks were fabricated and have been installed. Get on that bike and head for Calder and enjoy!
The City's Historic Landmark Commission has a zero-interest fund available for historic exterior improvements -- see the information on the City's website or call the City at 409-881-3100 if you'd like more information.
Our scholarship program has rewarded local residents with help towards college tuition.