Autry House, James L.
05 Courtlandt Place
Houston , 77006
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
Key Time Period: 1893 - 1919 City Beautiful - WW I
Marker Text: Mississippi native James L. Autry (1859-1920) moved to Corsicana in 1876. There he studied law and held civic offices at the time of the first oil discoveries in Texas. He was Chief Counsel for The Texas Co. (later Texaco) and a pioneer in the new field of Petroleum Law. Autry commissioned Sanguinet and Staats to design this home, which was constructed in 1912. The neoclassical design features a double balustraded gallery and large fluted Doric columns. Also prominent are a porte- cochere and fernery (sunroom), and a hipped Ludowici tile roof. The rear garage has upstairs servants quarters.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2010
Marker Type: RTHL Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)
Key Map Information: 493 T
GPS Coordinates: 29 44.606, 95 22.962
Precinct No: 1
Marker No: 16515