Marker Details

Baker-Jones House

22 Courtlandt Place

Houston , 77006

Gated community
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; marker on post to the right of the entrance sidewalk

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

Corretions/New Research:

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Marker Text: Prominent attorney and banker James Addison Baker had this home constructed for his daughter, civic leader Alice Graham Baker, and her husband, Murray Brashear Jones, a respected lawyer and Judge. The house, completed in 1917, was designed by noted Houston architect Birdsall P. Briscoe and is an excellent example of Houston's early 20th Century grand residences. Classical stylistic influences are exhibited in its refined and symmetrical proportions. Prominent feature include a pedimented entrance pavilion flanked by Doric pilasters and a recessed entry portico supported by fluted Doric columns.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1991

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

Key Map Information: 493 T

GPS Coordinates: 29 44.621, 95 23.124

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 122