Marker Details

Fondren Mansion [Colombe d’Or]

3410 Montrose & Harold

Houston , 77006

Marker background gray, mansion now Colombe d'Or hotel & restaurant
Directions: Marker on post to the right (facing) of the sidewalk at the front entrance

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

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: Designed by noted Texas architect Alfred C. Finn (1883-1964), this house was built in 1923 for the family of Walter W. Fondren (1877-1939), one of the founders of Humble Oil & Refining Company. Built in the Prairie School style, the impressive structure reflects the wealth and influence of its original owner. Prominent features include symmetrical massing of bays, dormers, and chimneys; tile roof; and Sullivanesque friezes on the entry bay and chimney caps.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1989
Marker Type: RTHL Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 T

GPS Coordinates: 29 44.533, 95 23.477

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 10666