“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Courtlandt Place

Courtlandt Place Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Jim Evans, January 20, 2013
1. Courtlandt Place Marker
Inscription. Platted in 1907 on land once owned by area pioneer Mrs. Obedience Smith, Courtlandt Place was established as a private neighborhood for Houston's elite. Encompassing 15.47 acres of land, it is a showcase of impressive homes designed by some of the most prominent Texas architects of the early twentieth century, including Birdsall P. Briscoe, Alfred Finn, John Staub, Sanguinet & Staats, and Olle J. Lorehn. The Courtlandt Place neighborhood was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10641.)
Location. 29° 44.615′ N, 95° 22.927′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Courtlandt Place and Bagby Street, in the median on Courtlandt Place. Click for map. The marker is located inside the gate of Courtlandt Place. Marker is in this post office area: Houston TX 77006, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James L. Autry House (within shouting distance of this marker); League of United Latin American Citizens, Council 60 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Waldo Mansion (approx. mile away); Trinity Episcopal Church
Courtlandt Place Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Jim Evans, January 20, 2013
2. Courtlandt Place Marker
The street outside the gate is Bagby
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Houston Fire Station No. 7 (approx. half a mile away); The Houston Light Guard (approx. 0.6 miles away); Temple Beth Israel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Twentieth Century Development of Freedman's Town (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Houston.
Regarding Courtlandt Place. Courtlandt Place is a small gated community comprised of a single one block long private street near Downtown Houston. It was originally created for and populated by Houston's elite. A total of 17 mansion-like homes line the two sides of the street. Virtually every home has a historical marker.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. An Article on the History of Courtlandt Place. (Submitted on January 23, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Courtlandt Place in The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on January 23, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. Another History of Courtlandt Place. (Submitted on January 23, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
4. Eleven of the 17 Homes on Courtlandt Place are in the National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on January 23, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 235 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. 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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