Benjamin Apartments

Benjamin Apartments (HMK5Y)

Location: Houston, TX 77002 Harris County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 44.79', W 95° 22.182'

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1218 Webster Street

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 I. Successful businessman Benjamin Cohen (1875-1951) hired noted Houston architect Alfred 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
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HM NumberHMK5Y
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Marker Number12560
Year Placed2001
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 9:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 270835 N 3293048
Decimal Degrees29.74650000, -95.36970000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 44.79', W 95° 22.182'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 44' 47.40" N, 95° 22' 10.92" W
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Area Code(s)713, 832, 210, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1218 Webster St, Houston TX 77002, US
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