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Courtlandt Place Collection

Identifier: MSS 1130

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains material created during the Courtlandt Association's work for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places in the mid-1970s.


  • 1906-1982
  • Majority of material found within 1974-1979

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions


Historical Note

Courtlandt Place is one of Houston's oldest elite residential subdivisions. It is a privately owned, one-block-long, divided boulevard south of downtown. The Courtlandt Improvement Company purchased the land in 1906 in what was at that time prairie land on the outskirts of the city. The first houses were built in 1909. Access to the subdivision was limited by gates at the end of the street. Deed restrictions stipulated land use, minimum cost, and house size.


2 Linear Feet (Approximately 475 items, manuscripts and photographs)

Acquisitions Information

Donated by Pierre and Lesley Schlumberger in May 1995

Digitized Materials

Processing Information

Processed by Charles Stephenson and Andrew Hempe, March 2000
Description rules

Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository


The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
M Closed | T 10-6 | W 10-6 | Th 12-8 | F 10-5 | Sa 10-5 | Su Closed
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
M Closed T 10-6 W 10-6 Th 12-8 F 10-5 Sa 10-5 Su Closed