House History

About 435 Hawthorne Street 

Well-kept beautiful, historic “LBJ" home in the heart of Montrose. Previously known as the "Westmoreland White House," this home was a leading factor for the Westmoreland Neighborhood being included in the National Historic Register. President Lyndon B. Johnson lived here with his aunt and uncle in the upstairs "west wing" guest room while he taught in Houston. This charmer was published in Houstonia magazine and has a fabulous first floor for entertaining with some modern upgrades in the kitchen and an open floor plan with an abundance of natural light. The house still features original hardwoods throughout and boasts a bonus upstairs playroom in addition to the den and formal living/study downstairs. The upstairs balcony and downstairs porch offer a relaxing respite for the weary. The backyard has just been upgraded with low-maintenance, high-quality artificial lawn. Finally, this home features a fully detached garage apartment with a separate address and entrance perfect for leasing to any tenant or use as a guest house. 

The History of the Westmoreland Neighborhood

From the submission to the National Historical Register for Westmoreland Neighborhood designation.

"435 Hawthorne is a Queen Anne/Colonial Revival house built by George Bowman Company for D.O. Folk, a postal clerk, in 1906. The lumber for the house came from the South Texas lumber Company. Later sold to educators John and Eva Johnson Bright. Her nephew, future US President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, lived here from 1930-31 while teaching at Sam Houston High School. House later passed to Dorothy Bright Askew (daughter of the Bright's) and her husband who owned the property until 2012 at which point the house went through a major updating.  Mrs. Askew left numerous memoirs on the neighborhood, its history and residents as well as the house at the Houston Public Library downtown." READ MORE.