Marker Details

Minchen House

1753 North Boulevard

Houston , 77098

two story home; additional markers for City of Houston Landmark, National Registry of Historic Places 2000, Landmark Distinction by City of Houston 2001, Protected Landmark City of Houston 2006
Directions: Two story home on SE corner of North Blvd. & Woodhead; marker to right of entrance

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

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: A pioneer in the oil and gas industry in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, real estate investor Simon Minchen (1886-1958) and his wife, Mamie (Pesses) (1887-1986), purchased this lot in 1930 for $4,500. They paid noted Houston architect Joseph Finger $1,250 to design this house for their family, and contractor w. J. Goggan, known for his exceptional craftsmanship, completed it in 1931 for $25,000. A rare example of Italian Renaissance architecture in Houston, the Minchen House exhibits prominent characteristics of that style, including the clay tile roof and arched windows and doors.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1999
Marker Type: RTHL Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 492 Z

GPS Coordinates: 29 43.655, 95 24.254

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 12609