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Minchen House

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1753 North Blvd., Houston, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 43' 39.2952", -95° 24' 14.927976"
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    A pioneer in the oil and gas industry in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, real estate investor Simon Minchen (1886-1958) and his wife, Mamie (Pesses) (1887-1986), purchased this lot in 1930 for $4,500. They paid noted Houston architect Joseph Finger $1,250 to design this house for their family, and contractor w. J. Goggan, known for his exceptional craftsmanship, completed it in 1931 for $25,000. A rare example of Italian Renaissance architecture in Houston, the Minchen House exhibits prominent characteristics of that style, including the clay tile roof and arched windows and doors. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1999

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Minchen House Historical Marker Location Map, Houston, Texas