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Henry Crosswell Home At 3756 Knollwood Dr.

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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.


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Crosswell was born in 1915. His wife was the daughter of Houston Mayor Oscar Holcombe. When he registered for the draft in 1940, he lived on Danville street, which appears to have been eaten by the SW freeway, except for a short stretch just East of Buffalo Speedway. The 1950 census shows him lving at the 2154 Dryden address, and his profession is owner of a home construction company.

In 1957, he's shown as a Trustee of the Kinkaid School.

He and his wife donated the Holcombe mansion to the Medical Center.

It looks like later in life, Crosswell lived at 3756 Knollwood in River Oaks until 1995.

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