Marker Details

Carroll House, James Judson and Lena Carter

16 Courtlandt Place

Houston , 77006

Notes: Gated community; Marker text for #10625 & 11937 are the same on the THC Atlas; Nov. 2009, THC's Sarah McCleskey determined that Atlas # 11937 is a duplication and has been removed from the Atlas
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 in front of house near sidewalk

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

Corretions/New Research:

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Marker Text: Built in 1912, with 1924 alterations by architect Birdsall P. Briscoe, this was the home of James Judson Carroll (1876-1938), noted businessman and ornithologist, and Lena Carter (1879-1971) his wife, who was a member of a prominent lumber company family. The classical revival residence features interior carvings by artist Peter Mansbendel, two-story colossal columns, a distinctive balustrade, and large windows on the principal facade.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1997
Marker Type: RTHL Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 T

GPS Coordinates: 29 44.625, 95 22.917

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 10625