Marker Details

Cleveland House, Sessums & Virginia

08 Courtlandt Place

Houston , 77006

Gated community; Marker on post
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 near tree in front of house to the right, facing, the entrance sidewalk

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

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: Designed by the prominent architectural firm of Sanguinet & Staats and built by W. C. Fulsher in 1911, this was the home of civic and Episcopal church leaders Alexander Sessums Cleveland, vice president of the Courtlandt Improvement Association, and his wife Virginia. "Sess" Cleveland served as president of the Houston Public School Board and as a trustee of the Rice Institute. The house is a fine example of early 20th century eclectic styles -- Classical in its plan and porticos, Italianate in its roof and eave overhang, and Prairie style in its window treatments, sidelights and transom. It remained in the Cleveland family until 1971.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1999
Marker Type: RTHL Marker
Historical Org: 493 T

Key Map Information: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

GPS Coordinates: 29 44.621, 95 22.912

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 12338