Marker Details

San Felipe Cottage

515 Allen Parkway at Bagby

Houston , 77002

THC address shown; SHP at 1100 Bagby & Lamar; marker removed by Heritage Society, error in text; Mrs. B. T. McDonald report of 1989 notes no marker at this location; Trevia Beverly provides, per Heritage Society website, "San Felipe Cottage. This simple six-room house was built in 1868 at the southwestern edge of Houston on the old San Felipe Road. The house was built by German immigrants. It has been restored as a typical Texas cottage of the 1870s. The house was added to the park in 1962."
Directions: Sam Houston Park 1100 Bagby & Lamar; building on north side of park, east of (next to) Pillot House; parking lot behind Kellum-Noble House on Dallas/Allen Parkway inbound

Key Time Period: 1836 - 1845 Republic of Texas

Corretions/New Research:

The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park notes: The 1868 San Felipe Cottage is an example of the vernacular architecture of Houston’s German population of the late 19th century. Originally located at 313 San Felipe Road, the structure was moved to Sam Houston Park in 1962.

Marker Text: Oldest surviving house in Houston; built 1837 on land of Mrs. Obedience Smith, an early settler

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967
Marker Type: RTHL Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 L

GPS Coordinates: 29 45.633, 95 22.307

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 10766