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Holcombe House

 
 
Holcombe House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 24, 2012
1. Holcombe House Marker
Inscription. Businessman and developer Oscar Holcombe (1888-1968) and his wife Mary hired Houston architect L.W. Lindsay to design this home. Completed in 1925, it featured gardens designed by landscape architect Herbert L. Skogland. Outstanding features of the Tudor revival style house include a gabled and hipped roofscape, decorative half-timbering, a bay window, an elaborate chimney, and an entry portico with decorative brickwork. Holcombe, who served eleven nonconsecutive terms as mayor of Houston between 1921 and 1957, continued to live here until his death.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1991

 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10685.)
 
Location. 29° 42.375′ N, 95° 23.488′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Holcombe Boulevard 0.1 miles west of Cambridge Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1905 Holcombe Blvd, Houston TX 77030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. W. L. and Susan Clayton (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. Paul's United Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away);
Holcombe House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 24, 2012
2. Holcombe House Marker
Marker to the left of the arched doorway
Clayton House (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Houston (approx. 1.4 miles away); Holland Lodge No. 1 (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Houston Light Guard (approx. 2.2 miles away); Temple Beth Israel (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Waldo Mansion (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Houston.
 
Regarding Holcombe House. Today Holcombe's home is a major Houston hospice.
 
Also see . . .
1. Oscar Holcombe in Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 25, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Oscar Holcombe in the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on September 25, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. A Blog Bio of Oscar Holcombe. (Submitted on September 25, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Holcombe House image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 24, 2012
3. Holcombe House
Holcombe House Hospice Sign image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 24, 2012
4. Holcombe House Hospice Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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