Marker Details

Benjamin Apartments

1218 Webster

Houston , 77002

Building is also has City of Houston Landmark marker, left of entrance
Directions: Building is south of I-45 on the corner of Wester & Caroline, 2 blocks east of Fannin; marker to right of entrance

Key Time Period: 1920 - 1940 Post-WW I & Depression

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Marker Text: Completed in 1924, this apartment building is a good example of multi-family housing constructed in the south end of downtown Houston after World War I. Successful businessman Benjamin Cohen (1875-1951) hired noted Houston architect Alfred Finn to design the building. Its style is simple but reveals influences of the Arts and Crafts movement prominent at the time. Cohen and his wife, Annie (Solomon) (1875-1951), lived in one of the apartments while renting the remaining three to other prosperous Houstonians. After Cohen sold the building in 1945, it was used as a private hospital but lay vacant for much of the late 20th century. A rehabilitation project in 2000 returned the Benjamin Apartments to viable use as commercial office space.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001
Marker Type: Marker with Post
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 U

GPS Coordinates: 29 44.808, 95 22.210

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 12560