Courtlandt Place, the only remaining gated "private place" neighborhood in the Montrose area, contains elegant homes by some of Houston's foremost architects of the early 20th century. Birdsall P. Briscoe, Alfred C. Finn, Olle J. Lorehn, Sanguinet & Staats and John Staub designed houses here, as did Warren & Wetmore, the architects better known for commercial buildings including Union Station and the 1915 Texaco Building in Houston and Grand Central Station in New York City. Courtlandt Place is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also a City of Houston Historic Landmark.
As might be expected, these were the homes of men and women prominent in the chapters of Houston's history written in the early years of the 20th century. You've heard about their professional achievements on other GHPA Walking Tours; on this tour, you'll see where they lived.
Tickets will be sold beginning at 1:30 p.m. outside the west gate of Courtlandt Place, Taft Street at Lovett Boulevard [map]. The last tour group will leave at 2:10 p.m. Free parking is available along Lovett Boulevard and adjacent streets. Please do not park inside Courtlandt Place. Note that the tour will not visit the interiors of any homes, and rest rooms will not be available.
Days may be cloudy or sunny ...
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Tickets are $10 for non-members, $7 for GHPA members.
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