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Old 02-03-2019, 12:25 PM
 
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Ha. The street was named after the Westheimer family that had a number of businesses in Houston.
And owned, at one point, the farmland that much of the west inner-loop area that the road of the same name runs through today.

But yeah, I took up Houston dad-jokes at an early age.
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:06 PM
 
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But nobody has actually answered me question, you say Westheimer has been expanded but which years did this happen
Many many times over many years. It's like asking when was the Gulf Freeway being worked on.


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I used to ask my dad where Westheimer ends and Eastheimer begins.
Funny you say that. When I have to give my street address to someone who I know doesn't live in Houston, I always start with "and this is one word... Westheimer... W E S T H " etc etc.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:54 AM
 
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And owned, at one point, the farmland that much of the west inner-loop area that the road of the same name runs through today.

But yeah, I took up Houston dad-jokes at an early age.
So, you are some sort of weisenheimer? That's what my Dad would say.
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:25 PM
 
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Every inch of Westheimer has been continuously worked on for about 100 years. I would guess the major widening to extra lanes outside 610 would have been in the late 60s or early 70s.
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:48 PM
 
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Every inch of Westheimer has been continuously worked on for about 100 years. I would guess the major widening to extra lanes outside 610 would have been in the late 60s or early 70s.
Dude Westheimer was a 1 lane each way farm road in the 60s and 70s
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:58 PM
 
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Dude Westheimer was a 1 lane each way farm road in the 60s and 70s
Dude no it wasn't. Maybe parts of it far west, but closer to the city, it was a larger road.
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Old 02-04-2019, 10:02 PM
 
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It’s amazing how nobody wasn’t able to answer my question, maybe I should ask in HAIF

I am talking about Westheimer west (outside) of beltway
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:32 AM
 
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Outside the 610 it has been called FM 1093, not Westheimer.

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FM 1093 was designated in 1949 from FM 359 east to Post Oak Road west of Houston. This was more than a decade before the I-10 Katy Freeway opened. As west Houston was sparsely populated at the time, the road served mainly as a transportation route for cargo in and out of Houston. In 1951, FM 1093 extended west to SH 36, replacing FM 1094. In 1954, FM 1093 extended west to US 90 Alternate, replacing FM 1597 from US 90 Alternate to the Wharton County Line. In 1962, FM 1093 extended east to IH-610. In the 1960s, the west side went through major growth after the Katy Freeway was foreseen, and neighborhoods and businesses quickly developed. 1093, popularly known in the city as Westheimer, became a major thoroughfare for westside residents traveling into Uptown Houston and Downtown Houston. In 1971, the section of FM 1093 from US 90 Alternate to FM 3013 was transferred to FM 3013. In 1995, the section from SH 99 to IH 610 became an urban road.

Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, Westheimer became clogged with offices, restaurants and strip malls all along its route (notably including the Westchase District). Due to major traffic, the road's lane capacity expanded many times as popularity continued to grow.
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:42 AM
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Many many times over many years. It's like asking when was the Gulf Freeway being worked on.



Funny you say that. When I have to give my street address to someone who I know doesn't live in Houston, I always start with "and this is one word... Westheimer... W E S T H " etc etc.
I have a friend who knew someone who worked in the highway department. He spent his entire career working on the Gulf Freeway.
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:44 AM
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Outside the 610 it has been called FM 1093, not Westheimer.

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FM 1093 was designated in 1949 from FM 359 east to Post Oak Road west of Houston. This was more than a decade before the I-10 Katy Freeway opened. As west Houston was sparsely populated at the time, the road served mainly as a transportation route for cargo in and out of Houston. In 1951, FM 1093 extended west to SH 36, replacing FM 1094. In 1954, FM 1093 extended west to US 90 Alternate, replacing FM 1597 from US 90 Alternate to the Wharton County Line. In 1962, FM 1093 extended east to IH-610. In the 1960s, the west side went through major growth after the Katy Freeway was foreseen, and neighborhoods and businesses quickly developed. 1093, popularly known in the city as Westheimer, became a major thoroughfare for westside residents traveling into Uptown Houston and Downtown Houston. In 1971, the section of FM 1093 from US 90 Alternate to FM 3013 was transferred to FM 3013. In 1995, the section from SH 99 to IH 610 became an urban road.

Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, Westheimer became clogged with offices, restaurants and strip malls all along its route (notably including the Westchase District). Due to major traffic, the road's lane capacity expanded many times as popularity continued to grow.
I seem to recall it being widened inside Beltway 8 in the 80s. But as has been said, its been worked on constantly.
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