Marker Details

Barker House, David

121 East 16th Street

Houston , 77008

Home owned by Charlie & Laura Thorp
Directions: Marker next to entrance stairway to home, northwest corner of 16th & Harvard

Key Time Period: 1893 - 1919 City Beautiful - WW I

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: Constructed in 1910, this was the home of prominent business, civic, and political leader David Barker (1868-1962). The house was completed during Mr. Barker's third year as mayor (1907-1913) of Houston Heights. Outstanding features of the American four-square style house include its wraparound porch with Tuscan columns and denticulated cornice; gabled dormer centered over the facade; and front entry with transom and sidelights. The home remained in the Barker family until 1971.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990
Marker Type: Marker with Post
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 453 W

GPS Coordinates: 29 47.998, 95 23.850

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 10603