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  1. Philip Hoffman was the fifth president of the University of Houston, and the first chancellor of the University of Houston System. Hoffman also served as president of the Texas Medical Center from from 1981 until 1984. From the newspaper The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan dated September 15, 1965: U of H Women's Tea Will Be In President's Home The University of Houston Women's Association in having a Tea honoring the Newcomer's to the University. The Tea will be held at the home of Marry Hoffman, wife of the President, Dr. Philip Hoffman, 3612 Parkwood between the hours of 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, September 18. The committee in charge consists of Romayne McElhinney, chairman, Yvonne Owen, Claraader and Lola Dudely, with assistance from A.J. Joeman and her Newcomer Committee.
  2. Continuing with the history of the Texas Medical Center, I found a very short street called Elliot Drive that is located between Bates Ave. and Holombe Blvd. Frederick Elliott was the dean of the University of Texas Dental Branch and later become the first Executive Director of the Texas Medical Center. A grant from the M.D. Anderson Foundation helped establish the school as a founding institution in the Texas Medical Center, and in 1952, the School of Dentistry’s dean, Dr. Fred Elliott, resigned to become the first executive director of the TMC. That same year, the school broke ground on a new building at 6516 M.D. Anderson Blvd. It was completed in 1955. https://www.uth.edu/news/story.htm?id=01d4c515-df9b-4090-8dc5-8e9a9e87e893 I found this in the newspaper The Texan dated April 9, 1986. Frederick C. Elliott, D.D.S. 36 Arroyd Drive/Kerrville, TX.
  3. I was researching the names of local streets within the Texas Medical Center. An old street from the 1990s called William C Harvin Blvd. is about to expire and will be replaced with a TMC Helix Park name instead. William C Harvin Blvd. is a street located between South Braeswood Blvd. and Old Spanish Trail. Used to be the street you took to get to the TMC surface lot that is now the TMC Helix Park campus. William C. "Bill" Harvin III, who first worked as a high school intern at the Houston law firm Baker Botts and later became its managing partner. Harvin joined Baker Botts after the war and became a partner in 1956. He retired in 1984. A leader in community organizations and causes, Harvin served as a trustee of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston and of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. He also was board chairman of the Kelsey Research Foundation. “It all began with David’s father,” Sally says. William C. Harvin III was a long time member of the UTHealth Development Board serving until his death in 2007. He also was chairman of the Texas Medical Center Board of Directors. For his service on the board of the Texas Medical Center, a street in the center was named in his honor in 1996. https://www.chron.com/news/houston-deaths/article/William-Harvin-lawyer-at-Houston-firm-Baker-1529149.php https://www.uth.edu/giving/impact-stories/sally-and-david-harvin-a-family-tradition My research spanned 50 years. I understand he was 3rd generation of William C. Harvins (William C. Harvin III) so maybe the home addresses are of different family members. Or, like many people, he simply moved a few times in the span of 50 years. Southwestern Times dated November 28, 1946: William Harvin lived at 2634 Sunset Blvd. Southwestern Times dated August 2, 1951: William Harvin lived at 4328 Jim West Street. The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan dated February 9, 1966: William Harvin lived at 111 Maple Valley Road. The Texan dated April 9, 1986: William Harvin lived at 111 Maple Valley Road.
  4. I was reading the newspaper The Fayette County Record dated May 3, 1946 and came across the address for one of the TMC board members named Henry Markley "Mark" Crosswell Jr. He served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Medical Center for more than 38 years. Graduated from University of Texas at Austin in 1937. There is also a street in Houston named after him. Located within the Texas Medical Center Leland Anderson Campus off of South MacGregor Way. The John S. Dunn UTHealth Houston Behavioral Sciences Center is located at 5615 H. Mark Crosswell Jr. Street, Houston, TX 77021. Wanted- White girl care two children, help housework; no cooking. Private room and bath, salary, $20.00 weekly. References. Write Mrs. H.M. Crosswell Jr., 2154 Dryden Road, Houston 5, Texas.
  5. I was looking for the residence of one of the original MD Anderson Foundation trustees Horace Morse Wilkins. He was a very powerful man. Worked at two downtown banks. He was the Vice President of State National Bank, and I believe, in the younger days a cashier, or assistant at another bank. According to the City of Houston 1922 directory this is what is listed for him: Wilkins, Horace M (Mary) V-Pres State National Bank, Treas State Bldg & Inv Assn, r 2 Bellecourt Apts, Tel Had 2220. 1922 listing for Houston apartments specifies: Bellecourt The 1405 Webster Av Anyone have pictures of The Bellecourt Apartments located at 1405 Webster Avenue?
  6. John H. Freeman was one of the people who started the MD Anderson Foundation. J.H. Freeman was General Counsel of the Anderson, Clayton and Company. The MD Anderson foundation consisted of: Horace Wilkins (State National Bank Vice President) John Freeman (General Counsel of the Anderson, Clayton and Company) Monroe Anderson (Co-founder of Anderson, Clayton and Company, Co-founder of Texas Medical Center and MDACC) William Bates (Fulbright and Jaworski attorney) As usual, most of the founders of the Texas Medical Center lived in River Oaks.
  7. I was looking around for the famous Texas Medical Center trustee Lamar Fleming, Jr. and came across his River Oaks home at 2945 Lazy Lane. Completed in 1930, 2945 Lazy Lane was designed by Houston’s most eminent architect, John Staub, commissioned by a previous generation oilman, Harry C. Hanszen and his wife, Katherine. Its style was proposed after Staub returned from a European trip moved by a 12th-century Norman chateau. His clients were enthusiastic about the project to add a touch of the medieval to the third mansion in the Homewood section of River Oaks. Then the sound of a bulldozer pierced the air. Peering behind a wrought–iron fence encased in a green protective cover that effectively functioned as a shroud, and arriving in time for a close look as a dump truck departed, there were the visible remains of a once great house — a mansion notable twice, foremost for its architect, John Staub, as well as for its most illustrious resident, John Mecom Jr., the charismatic only son of a man who was at one-time among the top three independent oil producers in the world, wildcatter John Mecom Sr. https://www.papercitymag.com/home-design/storied-texas-mansion-demolished-john-mecom-john-staub-house-teardown-preservationists-outrage/ Persons attending brunch given by W.A. Smith and R.H. Abercrombie for Vice President Nixon Houston, Texas Sunday, June 12, 1955.
  8. I was reading the newspaper The Sunday Citizen dated October 16, 1949 and came across an address for Colonel William B. Bates. It looks like Bates was Vice President of Texas Medical Center, Inc. and was replaced by John T. Jones, Jr. Too many famous Houstonians to type! I love looking where the rich and famous lived back in the day. All these founding partners/members of the Texas Medical Center lived in River Oaks! I guess when you are a world-renowned surgeon you have enough money to buy a parcel in RO. I wonder where the run-of-the-mill doctor in the TMC lives. I'd say in Museum District, Montrose, and Meyerland. Only the very wealth live in RO. Several Area Residents May Get C.C. Posts. Several residents of the Southwest are among the 14 men whose names have been submitted to members of the Chamber of Commerce for three-year terms on the chamber's board of directors. The nominees, seven of whom will be elected, were announced by Hines H. Baker, 2246 Troon Road, chairman of the nominating committee. Mr. Baker is president of Humble Oil. The nominees follow: Col. W.B. Bates, 2128 Brentwood, of Fullbright, Crooker, Freeman & Bates, attorneys. Warren S. Bellows, 1728 North Blvd., president of W.S. Bellows Construction-
  9. I was reading the newspaper The Bellaire Texan dated February 8, 1978 and came across an address for Herman Pressler. H.P. Pressler was another famous person of the Texas Medical Center. DAR Schedules Month's Events The John McKnitt Alexander chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, has two important events scheduled in the month of February. The annual Valentine party given for the veterans at the Veteran's Hospital will be at 4 p.m. Feb. 14th following the February chapter meeting. Members are urged to bring cookies for the veterans to the meeting Hostess for the event is Mrs. Larry Morris, 5326 Mandell. Mrs. Jane Bruyere and Mrs. P.G. A. Singleton are in charge of the veteran's Valentine party. In observance of George Washington's birthday, a tea will be given at the home of Mrs. Herman Pressler, 2133 Pine Valley Dr., honoring Mrs. Ford Hubbard and new chapter members. The hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Mrs. Robert E. Lee is chairman for the tea.
  10. I was reading the newspaper The Bellaire Texan dated October 21, 1964 and came across a residential address for the former President and Director of the Texas Medical Center, William Leland Anderson (W. Leland Anderson.) I don't think he liked his first name. Most of my research had his first name abbreviated as "W." An ancestry.com search helped me. There could be multiple William Leland Andersons but the birth date and place matched up with his family member Monroe D. Anderson. Ancestry.com also had Mr. Anderson living at 3214 Reba Drive in 1940. Both of his properties were in River Oaks. Seems like a lot of the early TMC officers lived in River Oaks. Heritage Society Coffee Slated. The Harris County Heritage Society annual fall membership coffee will be held Tuesday, October 27, from ten o'clock to twelve noon, at the home of Mrs. W. Leland Anderson, 8 Briarwood Circle. Receiving will be: Mrs. W. Leland Anderson, hostess; Mrs. Herman Pressler, president; Mrs. James L. Britton, Jr. chairman of entertainment; and Mrs. Searcy Bracewell.
  11. I was looking around for George Hermann's main place of residence. His mansion after he made his wealth. It was hard to pinpoint a residential address. George Henry Hermann became involved in real estate and had several rental buildings, wood shops, retail buildings, residences, etc. Also, people move around in their lives. I'm sure Mr. Hermann lived in several homes during his life. The newspaper The Houston Post dated September 16, 1898 had a classified ad by G.H. Hermann that specified him living at 512 Rusk. The 1900 census shows Thomas J. Ewing as head of household at 512 Rusk, with George Hermann as a lodger. For Rent- My brick building, two-story, 50x70 feet, No. 505 and 507 Travis street, same block as Capitol Hotel, occupied by Alkemeyer's Dry Good store; also eight-room dwelling house, corner Brazos and Capitol. G.H. Hermann, 512 Rusk. Sanborn Map from 1896:
  12. I was reading the newspaper The Bellaire Texan dated June 27, 1946 and came across Dr. E.W. Bertner's residential home. Residents of Greater Houston are being asked to contribute toward a fund to raise $3,750,000 for the University of Texas' part in the Medical Center. The M.D. Anderson Foundation has earmarked $2,500,000 for this project if the additional sum can be raised to complete the $6,250,000 required for buildings. A systematic canvass is being made among business and professional people for contribution to the fund, but the public may also participate by sending a check to Dr. E.W. Bertner, president of the center, at 2310 Baldwin. This is a project deserving of support because we, the residents of Greater Houston will benefit financially. It is even more worthy from the humanitarian standpoint. In June 15, 1950 he lived at the Rice Hotel. Dr. E.W. Bertner, Rice Hotel, distinguished physician and guiding force behind Houston's great Texas Medical Center, was presented with an honorary degree of doctor of laws in present of 50 doctors, lawyers and business leaders.
  13. I was reading the newspaper The Bellaire Texan dated August 3, 1950 and came across Leopold Meyer's residences. Leopold L. Meyer, 3308 South MacGregor, vice chairman of the finance committee of the Houston Fat Stock Show and Rodeo, said that the show for 1951 will have a budget of $330,-
  14. One of the founders of Kelsey Seybold lived in a fancy River Oaks estate at 2136 Brentwood Drive. It's now a City of Houston protected landmark. https://www.houstontx.gov/planning/HistoricPres/landmarks/07L174_Dr_Mavis_P_Kelsey_Sr_House_2136_Brentwood.pdf The Dr. Mavis P. Kelsey , Sr., House at 2136 Brentwood Drive was built in 1940. It is an impressive example of the Greek Revival style home, built as a speculative house by C. C. Rouse in River Oaks. It was first occupied by the Wollmer family. The home was later owned and inhabited by Dr. Mavis P. Kelsey, Sr., for many years. Dr. Kelsey is most notable as the founder of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. The original cost summary prepared by C. C. Rouse and dated October 9, 1940 estimated the cost of building at $11,486. Records show that the actual cost was $12,241. The home’s first owners, the Wollmar family, purchased the home for $24,500. The sale was made by George P. Wright of the River Oaks Corporation. https://spencerhoward.net/portfolio_item/brentwood-residence
  15. I meant to post this a while back but it slipped my mind - for the record, Richard Wainerdi has been the President of the Texas Medical Center since 1984.. http://i46.tinypic.com/16m4p3n.jpg http://i47.tinypic.com/282ick6.jpg Edit: Business Profile for Wainerdi & Company, LLC https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_tx/0801596222 Registered Address: 12135 Maple Rock Drive Houston 77077 TX Alternative Names: Wainerdi & Company, LLC (Trading Name, 2012-05-11 - ) Agent Name: Richard E Wainerdi Agent Address: 12135 Maple Rock Dr, Houston, TX, 77077 In a professional career that spanned six decades, serving in academia, the energy industry, and not-for-profit, as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Medical Center, from 1984 through 2012, he retired with the title, President Emeritus. After leaving Texas A&M in 1977, he spent the next five years as Senior Vice President, Special Projects Division at 3D/International, where he gained experience in basic architecture and international business. In 1982, he moved into corporate executive management as President of Gulf Research & Development Company, Gulf Oil Corporation. In the summer of 1984, he received a call from Richard J. V. Johnson, Chairman of the Board, Texas Medical Center and publisher of the Houston Chronicle. After several meetings with Johnson, he agreed to serve as president of Texas Medical Center “for a couple of years.” It did not take long before he, “fell in love with the place” and devoted the next twenty-eight years of his life.
  16. Businessman and developer Oscar Holcombe (1888-1968) and his wife Mary hired Houston architect L.W. Lindsay to design this home. Completed in 1925, it featured gardens designed by landscape architect Herbert L. Skogland. Outstanding features of the Tudor revival style house include a gabled and hipped roofscape, decorative half-timbering, a bay window, an elaborate chimney, and an entry portico with decorative brickwork. Holcombe, who served eleven nonconsecutive terms as mayor of Houston between 1921 and 1957, continued to live here until his death.
  17. The Hortense Sparks Ward and William Ward/M.D. Anderson House was built in 1934 by the BensonHall Company for Hortense Sparks Ward and her family. Hortense Sparks Ward was the first female lawyer in the State of Texas, and the first female registered to vote in Harris County. She was a leader of the suffragette movement in Texas, and served as a Justice on a special, all-female Supreme Court of Texas appointed by the Governor in 1925. Monroe Dunaway Anderson, the benefactor of the M.D. Anderson Hospital Center, moved to the home in 1938. Suffering from illness, he moved to the home with private nurses. It was the first time he had lived in a single family residence. He died shortly after in 1939.
  18. Bush and Reagan are apparently greater than some of the founders of the US and Texas
  19. There's currently one residential building on the TMC campus (Laurence H. Favrot Tower) which is only available to doctors and students. I know a lot of people who live/lived there. It's kind of old and not such a great place (besides the location),and I think it would be great if there were more places like that for international students and visiting doctors / interns / residents in the hospitals/universities. A lot of people move there because they don't know Houston, don't have a car, and basically want the convenience of living on campus. Despite being old and out of date, the occupancy rates have to be extremely high. If there was a more modern apartment building on campus for TMC people, it would be extremely popular. And it would give visiting doctors/students/interns/residents a better impression of the TMC. Edit: Laurence Harrison Favrot was highly successful: Superintendent Williams Brothers, Tulsa, 1925-1929 - Vice President 1930-1931. President Apex Construction Company, Houston, 1931-1936. President Latex Construction Company, Houston, 1937-1950. General partner, President Houston Contracting Company, 1950-1961. Member of the Board of Governors William Marsh Rice University. Board of Directors Texas Medical Center. Trustee Saint John's School. In the 1940 Census it shows him living at 2201 Mimosa Drive in River Oaks.
  20. Does anyone have photos of the area of W. Holcombe Blvd. at Brompton Road before the main Kelsey Seybold campus was built? Was there a block of residential mansions here? I'm looking at a personal letter to Dr. John P. McGovern and the letter is addressed to an address of 6969 Brompton Road. I guess this was his home, and since he was a famous doctor, I can only assume it was a mansion. Any photos of the home? Who was the architect? When was it built? It was demolished in (?) to make way for Kelsey Seybold's headquarters/main campus.
  21. I'm looking for help trying to find the Taub family mansion in Houston. Where did Ben Taub live? Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
  22. I'm looking at a personal letter that Dr. Michael DeBakey wrote to another doctor. In the letter he listed his address of 5323 Cherokee Street Houston, Texas 77005. Does anyone know the architect of the West University/Museum District home? When was the famous house built?
  23. Can you believe that the world-famous surgeon lived in that River Oaks mansion? HBJ reports that Denton Cooley lived at 3014 Del Monte Drive. Who has pictures?
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