Southampton Place originated in 1922 is located near Rice University, the Houston Museum District, the Texas Medical Center and Downtown Houston. Southampton Place was approved s an addition to the City of Houston in June, 1923. Currently Southampton is an upscale, outstanding, single-family residential area since then, due to multiple restrictions, such as no apartment houses or duplexes in Southampton and minimum construction costs. To make sure these restrictions would stay in place, a civic club was established in 1929. They use the restrictions to ensure the integrity of their neighborhood.