What’s in a Name?

Have you ever wondered why our neighborhood association is called Kessler Neighbors United (KNU)? Our neighborhood association is comprised of 10 separate developments dating from 1923 to 1979, and frequently referred to as Kessler Park. These 10 neighborhoods came together to create Kessler Neighbors United, a neighborhood association for greater Kessler Park.

Seven of our neighborhoods are named in honor of George Edward Kessler, a pioneering urban planner and landscape architect. The neighborhoods that make up Kessler Neighbors United include Kessler Square, Kessler Highlands, two Kessler Park Additions, Sam Dealey Estates, Kessler Woods, Kessler Lake, Timbergrove Circle, Kessler Court, and Middlebrook Place.

The first four developments – Kessler Square, Kessler Highlands, and both Kessler Parks – plus the Stevens Park Golf Course were listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 17, 1994, as the Kessler Park Historic District.

In 1999, Kessler Neighbors United was formally incorporated as a Texas Nonprofit Corporation.

In May 2005, the Kessler Park Conservation District was established. This District includes all KNU’s neighborhoods except for Kessler Lake and the two townhome developments.

For more information on the history of the neighborhoods of Kessler Neighbors United, click here.


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