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

Julius Lichtenstein House

Julius Lichtenstein House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 12, 2010
1. Julius Lichtenstein House Marker
Inscription. This was a merchant's residence of the early 1900s. Born in Indianola, Julius Lichtenstein (1871-1923) was three when his family moved to Corpus Christi and opened a drygoods store in 1874. From childhood, he worked in the store that in time became the noted M. Lichenstein and Sons, a prestigious business relied upon in South Texas. Several Weil family members also joined the firm, and in 1902 Julius Lichenstein married Carrie Weil (1877-1958). After the death in 1904 of his father, Moritz Lichenstein, Julius was head of the firm. His duties frequently sent him on visits to the East, where he apparently acquired a liking for architecture that contrasted with the Victorian forms usually seen in this region.

Julius and Carrie Lichenstein built this house in 1905 at 715 North Chaparral. The style is Colonial Revival, in a trend popularized by architect Stanford White of New York. Elegant as this structure was--with its stately front door, elliptical porch, peaked roof and other handsome features--the Lichensteins built and moved into a larger house in 1913, owning this place, however, until 1926. Moved nine blocks north in 1929, this structure, survivor of many fads, stands as an exhibit of a distinctive housing style. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976.
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical
Julius Lichtenstein House image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 12, 2010
2. Julius Lichtenstein House
Commission. (Marker Number 6323.)
Location. 27° 48.427′ N, 97° 23.726′ W. Marker is in Corpus Christi, Texas, in Nueces County. Marker is on North Chapparral Street when traveling north. Touch for map. In Heritage Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1617 North Chaparral Street, Corpus Christi TX 78401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sidbury House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kovner-Bobys Homestead (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); French-Galvan House (about 300 feet away); Merriman House (about 400 feet away); Grande-Grossman House (about 400 feet away); Jalufka-Galatos House (about 400 feet away); McCampbell House (about 600 feet away); Irishtown (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corpus Christi.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 659 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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