Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
James S. and Alfred T. Lucas
By the age of sixteen, Alfred T. Lucas, James Lucas’ son was an apprentice to his father. After his father’s death, Alfred continued the family contracting company. Lucas worked with Eugene T. Heiner on the 1896 Harris County Jail and Criminal Court building and the 1899 Lavaca County Courthouse. Along with John Stadtler, Lucas build ten professional buildings and three private homes, including 1891 Houston Light Guard Armory, Henke and Company store, Magnolia and American Breweries and the
Lucas also helped build the 1895 city auditorium and the 1903 Houston City Hall and Market Place. His company, Lucas Brick Works, paved many of Houston’s streets, mostly from bricks produced at their brick yard on Buffalo Bayou near Shepherd and San Felipe. Jame and Alfred T. Lucas, two generations of brick masons, left a legacy of craftsmanship that aided in the development and expansion of Houston.
Erected 2016 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18533.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 29° 45.914′ N, 95° 23.127′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from Washington Avenue. Alfred Lucas in buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Section F-1, Lot 009. James Lucas is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Section F-1, Lot 008. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2525 Washington Avenue, Houston TX 77007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rev. William M. Tryon (a few steps from this marker); David Finney Stuart, M.D. (a few steps from this marker); Colonel B.F. Terry (within shouting distance of this marker); Anson Jones (within Irvin Capers Lord (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belle Sherman Kendall (about 300 feet away); Darius Gregg (about 500 feet away); Archibald Wynns (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.