Corpus Christi in Nueces County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Tom and Virginia (Deaver) Graham purchased the property from the Grossmans in 1935. A native Texan and the son of a circuit-riding Methodist minister and his wife, Tom Graham was president of the Tom Graham Oil Company. By the 1940s his companies operated more than 200 oil and gas wells with production in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Illinois and Kentucky. The Grahams also were active in Corpus Christi civic and social affairs. Tom Graham
The house boasts mission-influenced arched gateways and parapets, but the structure most markedly exhibits quintessential Spanish colonial revival and Mediterranean features, including the stucco finish, hipped tile roof and arched columned porches. The house and vegetation-rich landscape are integrated to create several intimate exterior spaces, which is a coveted attribute of the Mediterranean style.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1999
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12128.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
Location. 27° 47.955′ N, 97° 26.163′ W. Marker is in Corpus Christi, Texas, in Nueces County. Marker is on Oak Park Avenue, 0.1 miles north of Up River Road. The marker is located in front of the house by the street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 821 Oak Park Avenue, Corpus Christi TX 78401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Snapka's Drive-Inn (approx. ¾ mile away); Matthew Dunn (approx. 1.4 miles away); Kelsey Memorial Methodist Church (approx. 1.8 miles Galvan Ballroom (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Galvan Ballroom (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hebrew Rest Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Antonio E. Garcia (approx. 2 miles away); Captain Enrique Villarreal and Rincón del Oso Land Grant (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corpus Christi.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 525 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.