Marker Details

Bayou Bend

1 Westcott Drive

Houston , 77007

Home of Miss Ima Hogg; Hours Tues-Sat. 10a-5p, Sun. 1-5p, Closed Monday; Home Tours 10-4p
Directions: South of Memorial near intersection at Westcott

Key Time Period: 1920 - 1940 Post-WW I & Depression

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: American heritage collection in mansion built 1927 by William Clifford (1875-1930), Ima (b. 1882), and Mike Hogg (1885-1941), children of first native Texan Governor James Stephen Hogg (1851-1906) and his wife Sarah Stinson. Will Hogg, attorney and businessman, originator of a student loan program in numerous Texas colleges, 1914-16 chairman of Board of Regents of the University of Texas, developed River Oaks, where Buffalo Bayou makes noted bend. Mike Hogg, Texas legislator (1927-31), joined sister in establishing at the University of Texas the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Miss Ima Hogg founded (1913) the Houston Symphony and (1929) Child Guidance Center of Houston; also served 1943-49 on Houston School board; engaged in restoration and preservation, creating Varner-Hogg State Park in West Columbia and Winedale Inn complex in Fayette County.

Miss Hogg and her brothers used their home in its 14-acre setting of natural beauty to house paintings and American memorabilia, entertaining national and international personages. their collections span three centuries, from about 1650, filling 19 rooms. In 1957 Miss Hogg gave Bayou Bend, its park, and its treasures to the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston. (1973)
Marker Type: Marker with Post
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 492 L

GPS Coordinates: 29 45.540, 95 25.307

Precinct No: 4

Marker No: 10610