Cohn, Arthur B., House
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 29° 45.335 W 095° 21.366
15R E 272171 N 3294027
Quick Description: Formerly located across from the George R. Brown Convention Center, this Queen Anne Victorian, built in 1905, is one of two remaining houses in what was once a middle-class residential area. It was moved to its present location between 2008 and 2012.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2007 4:31:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM1T7T
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 38

Long Description:
Arthur Benjamin Cohn constructed this house in 1905, on the site of a home built by Winnifred Brown in the early 1860s. Part of the Brown house was incorporated into the new home.

Arthur Benjamin Cohn was William Marsh Rice’s Houston accountant. After Rice’s death, he became an agent for Rice’s estate and the William Marsh Rice Institute, later Rice University.

The house, with its beautiful beveled glass windows, is badly in need of restoration.

Street address:
1711 Rusk Avenue
Houston, Texas USA

County / Borough / Parish: Harris County

Year listed: 1985

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Residence

Current function: Vacant

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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