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

West Mansion

West Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
1. West Mansion Marker
Inscription. Lumber, oil, and ranching tycoon James Marion West (1871-1941) and his wife, Jessie Dudley (1871-1953), hired eminent Houston architect Joseph Finger to design this 17,000-square foot house as headquarters for their 30,000-acre ranch. Built in 1929-30, it is an excellent example of the Italian renaissance revival style. It features exceptional ironwork by Berger & Son, classical pediments and arched windows. Subsequent owners include Humble Oil and Rice University.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1993
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10803.)
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 29° 33.641′ N, 95° 4.48′ W. Marker was near Nassau Bay, Texas, in Harris County. Marker was on NASA Road 1 east of Space Center Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 3301 NASA Road 1, Houston TX 77058, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Harris County Boys' School Archeological Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Webster Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Apollo Mission Control Center (approx. 0.8
Front of Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 13, 2011
2. Front of Mansion
This is the front of the mansion -- it faces away from NASA Road 1, the highway that passes by it.
miles away); Little Joe II (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mercury-Redstone (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Roberts-Hanson House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Seito and Kiyoaki Saibara (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fairview Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nassau Bay.
Also see . . .  Brief Bio of Jim West from The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on December 7, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Categories. Notable Buildings
Rear of West Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 3, 2011
3. Rear of West Mansion
This is the rear of the mansion. It is the view seen from the highway -- NASA Road 1
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 850 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 7, 2011.   2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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