Marker Details

Cohn House, Arthur B.

1711 Rusk St. at Avenue De Las Americas

Houston , 77003

marker missing, home being renovated, 12/15/2007 GPS 29 45.287 by 95 21.456; house relocated from 1711 Rusk Street at Avenue De Las Americas in April, 2013
Directions: One of two historic homes situated across from the NW corner of the George R. Brown Convention Hall, and 2 blocks south of Minute Maid Park

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

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Arthur Benjamin Cohn (1871-1938) constructed this home soon after purchasing the property in 1905. As principal accountant for the William Marsh Rice Estate, Cohn was instrumental in the establishment of Rice Institute in 1912 and served as its first business manager. The late Queen Anne style house, which features paired classical columns and bracketed eaves, was Cohn's residence until 1909.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1985
Marker Type: RTHL Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 R

GPS Coordinates:

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 10633