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Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fondren Mansion

 
 
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By Jim Evans, November 15, 2020
1. Fondren Mansion
Inscription.  

Designed by noted Texas architect Alfred C. Finn (1883-1964), this house was built in 1923 for the family of Walter W. Fondren (1877-1939), one of the founders of Humble Oil & Refining Company. Built in the Prairie School style, the impressive structure reflects the wealth and influence of its original owner. Prominent features include symmetrical massing of bays, dormers, and chimneys; tile roof; and Sullivanesque friezes on the entry bay and chimney caps.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1989
 
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10666.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 29° 44.5′ N, 95° 23.486′ W. Marker was in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker could be reached from Montrose Boulevard. The marker was previously to the right of the entryway to the mansion. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 3410 Montrose Boulevard, Houston TX 77006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location
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. The Waldo Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); James L. Autry House (approx. half a mile away); Courtlandt Place (approx. 0.6 miles away); League of United Latin American Citizens, Council 60 (approx. 0.7 miles away); DePelchin Faith Home (approx. ¾ mile away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Holland Lodge No. 1 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Twentieth Century Development of Freedman's Town (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
 
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Mar. 6, 2021