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The W. L. Foley Building

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Congress and Travis, Houston, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 45' 37.711476", -95° 21' 35.66016"
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     John Kennedy (d. 1878), who had a trading post for frontiersmen and Indians in Houston as early as 1841, built the oldest part of this structure as investment property in 1860. After half of the building burned, his son-in-law, W. L. Foley (d. 1925), rebuilt the lost portion in 1889, giving old and new parts a Romanesque revival design. His architect was Eugene T. Heiner. In this building Foley tutored his nephews who founded the Foley Brothers' store. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1977 Marker Sponsor: Harris County Historical Commission

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

The W. L. Foley Building Historical Marker Location Map, Houston, Texas