The house in the photograph was built in about 1887 by Urbain Valentine, a carpenter in the H. & T. C. shops. Two lots had been bought in 1885 by Urbain's father Pierre Valentine, a French immigrant who was also a railroad carpenter. He sold them to his son in 1887. Urbain's wife Mrs. Georgiana Valentine lived at 1814 Lubbock until her death in 1945. The house was mostly on lot 3 but partly on lot 4, and in 1955 the east 35' of lot 4 was sold. In 2005 the house was demolished to make room for a grandiose 3-story house with a 6-car garage in the back, the construction of which never materialized. Its demolition was the impetus for the neighborhood drive to lobby the city for a protected historic district.
April 2006 after the house was demolished.
Made 27 Aug 1973 for appraisal purposes. Courtesy Harris Co. Archives.
Made 27 Aug 1973 for appraisal purposes. This house is on the east 35' of lot 4, contrary to what is written on the sign. Courtesy Harris Co. Archives.