Marker Details

Carter, Jr. House, W. T.

18 Courtlandt Place

Houston , 77006

Application submitted to THC, Class of 2011; Per Glen Runnels, June 18, 2012, marker has been received and installed; email from Paul Scott
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: In 1912, architects Birdsall Briscoe and Olle Lorehn designed this home for W. T. Carter, Jr., (1887-1957) and Lillie Auguste (Neuhaus) Carter (1890-1966). The two-story prairie style house has a hipped terra cotta tiled roof with dormers, stucco veneer, and a wide full-width porch which extends to cover a porte-cochere. A two-story garage and two carriage hitching posts at the front curb are also historic. W. T. prominent in lumber and real estate, also served on the Houston Port Commission and City Council and developed Houston's first public airport (later William P. Hobby Airport). The Carter family owned the house until 1978.

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 44.620, 95 23.088

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 16751