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Ernst Bertner Home At 2310 Baldwin St.

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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.



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At some point, the block the Bertner house was on, along with the old Baker Estate that was in the Oak Place/Helena curve started being transferred around. The Baker Estate was given to Rice University when Capt James A Baker died. I can't tell when the Bertner property, and the block it sits on, were transferred, most likely to the Bertner Foundation. At some point, Rice transferred the Baker Estate to the MD Anderson Foundation. The Bertner block, also know as Settegast and Upham got transferred as well, but It's hard to see exactly what the order is.

Here's a link to a Rice University site with pictures of the interior of the Baker house https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/77645

I remember driving by that location in the 80's and thinking that it would be an awesome place to build a house. It had been empty forever, as nothing could be built in that part of town due to the sewer capacity restrictions.

1944 aerial of the area


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