Marker Details

Harper House

319 Hawthorne St.

Houston , 77006

Harper house photo pick-ups 04/09/2014
Directions: Home on SE corner of Hawthorne & Flora, east of Montrose & South of Westheimer; Marker on pole along fence line, next to entrance gate

Key Time Period: 1893 - 1919 City Beautiful - WW I

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Marker Text:

Constructed in 1905 from mail-order house plans designed by Tennessee architect George Barber, this residence in the Westmoreland Historic District was first occupied by Benjamin and Bertie Harper and their two children. Ben Harper owned Union Iron Works, Inc., and was vice-president of the Harris County Bank and Trust Company. Exhibiting characteristics of a late Queen Anne design with its wrapped porch, decorative gable, projecting bays and Doric columns, the Harper House fits Barber's design No. 234, labeled "Suburban Beauty" in an 1899 issue of American Homes.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001

Marker Type: RTHL Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 T

GPS Coordinates: 29 44.544, 95 23.022

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 12596