Marker Details

Parker House, John & Bessie

02 Courtlandt Place

Houston , 77006

Class of 2011, 11HR04; marker received 05-04-12; marker not searchable by Keyword in THC Atlas, locate via marker search by County
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

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: John Wilson Parker (1861-1930) and Bessie Coelhite Smith (1865-1948) married in Taylor in 1881; the couple had two daughters. John was admitted to the bar in 1881 and appointed an alternate justice to the Supreme Court of Texas in 1899 and 1902. The family came to Houston in 1903, with John a partner in the law firm of Brown, Lane, Garwood and Parker. Bessie was a charter member of the Houston Public School Art League. Architect John F. Staub designed their 1925 home, a two-story Tudor Revival style house with a steeply pitched roof, brick fa├žade with raised patterns, paired casement windows, and a tall chamfered chimney.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2011

Marker is property of the State of Texas
Marker Type: RTHL Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 T

GPS Coordinates: 29 44.622, 95 22.929

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 16748