15 Courtlandt Place
Houston , 77006
Gated community; Marker on post; #16653 Supplemental plaque added 2011, no dedication
Directions: Courtlandt Place is a one block long boulevard, 1 block south of Westheimer/Elgin & west of Bagby Street/Spur 527; from boulevard entrance - even house numbers on the right, odd numbers on the left; marker is in front of house, mounted on post near sidewalk
Key Time Period: 1920 - 1940 Post-WW I & Depression
Marker Text: Envisioning a thoroughly modern home for themselves, sisters and Houston arts community leaders Caroline Bryan Chapman (1859-1933) and Johnelle Bryan (1861-1935) had this house constructed in 1925. The home was a showplace of strong Mediterranean influences such as arched windows, multi-light doors, a Ludowici tile roof, and balconets. The sisters enjoyed their Courtlandt Place home for less than a decade. It was purchased in 1935 by Oilman Joseph F. Bashara, whose family remained in the house until 1980.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1998
This home was designed by 26-year-old Texas architect Carlos B. Schoeppl (1898-1990). He later moved to Florida where he had a distinguished career.
Marker Type: RTHL Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)
Key Map Information: 493 T
GPS Coordinates: 29 44.606, 95 22.919
Precinct No: 1
Marker No: 11936