Born in Austin County in 1876, John Hoskins Foster earned his degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston. The Foster family moved to Houston between 1909 and 1910. Dr. Foster practiced medicine at several hospitals in Houston and helped organize the Houston Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in 1923. Located in the Bute Addition of the First Montrose Commons neighborhood, this home was built in 1912. Designed by Houston architect Birdsall P. Briscoe, the structure is a unique example of Prairie Style and features substantial covered porches and broad, overhanging eaves.
Recorded Texas historic landmark - 2012
Marker is property of the State of Texas