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Morgan's Point in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Wade and Mamie Irvin House

 
 
Wade and Mamie Irvin House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, August 30, 2013
1. Wade and Mamie Irvin House Marker
Inscription.
Designed by prominent Houston architect Joseph Finger, this house was built in 1927 as the summer home of Houston business leaders Wade (1872-1941) and Mamie (1878-1957) Irvin. They owned a number of companies, and Wade was the founder and president of Citizens State Bank. The Irvins were known for lavish entertaining and maintained a private zoo on the grounds of this home. Outstanding features of the Spanish Colonial Revival style house include a combination of stucco wall finishes, tile roof, decorative metal work and tile panel, and a Moorish arch motif.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1991

 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10705.)
 
Location. 29° 40.218′ N, 94° 59.672′ W. Marker is in Morgan's Point, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Bayridge Road east of South Magnolia Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 431 Bayridge Road, La Porte TX 77571, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bay Ridge / Morgan's Point (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor Ross Sterling Mansion (about
Wade and Mamie Irvin House image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, August 30, 2013
2. Wade and Mamie Irvin House
500 feet away); Gribble-Hofheinz House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Morgan's Point Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Col. James Morgan (approx. mile away); New Washington (approx. mile away); John A. Grimes Memorial Park (approx. mile away); Saint Mary's Seminary (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgan's Point.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
National Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, August 30, 2013
3. National Register of Historic Places Plaque
Wade and Mamie Irvin House Closer Shot image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, August 30, 2013
4. Wade and Mamie Irvin House Closer Shot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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