Marker Details

Kennedy Bakery

813 Congress

Houston , 77002

National Registry plate above marker; building now La Carafe
Directions: North of Old Market Square, marker on exterior wall to left (facing) entrance

Key Time Period: 1846 - 1865 Statehood - Civil War

Corretions/New Research:

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Marker Text: Irish native John Kennedy (1819-78) came to Houston in 1842. A baker, he operated a store at other locations in the city before commissioning the construction of this building about 1860 for a steam bakery. Kennedy later established other operations and became a leading businessman of Houston. One of the oldest structures in the city on its original site, the two-story brick building remained in the Kennedy family until 1970.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980
Marker Type: RTHL Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 L

GPS Coordinates: 29 45.795, 95 21.739

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 10712