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Benjamin Apartments/Physicians & Surgeons Hospital At 1218 Webster St.

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Very cool! Never knew about this until this week.

1218 Webster St., Houston

Benjamin Apartments

Completed in 1924, this apartment building is a good example of multi-family housing constructed in the south end of downtown Houston after World War 1. Successful businessman Benjamin Cohen (1875-1951) hired noted Houston architect Alfred C. Finn to design the building. Its style is simple but reveals influences of the arts and crafts movement prominent at the time.

Cohen and his wife, Annie (solomon) (1875-1951), lived in one of the apartments while renting the remaining three to other prosperous Houstonians.

After Cohen sold the building in 1945, it was used as a private hospital but lay vacant for much of the late 20th century.

A rehabilitation project in 2000 returned the Benjamin Apartments to viable use as commercial office space.

Recorded Texas historic landmark – 2001


Presumably, these two small houses are the apartments? Every building around them is a new, modern build.


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