Details for The Kennedy Bakery (Atlas Number 5201010712)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5201010712

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Marker Number 10712
Atlas Number 5201010712
Marker Title The Kennedy Bakery
Index Entry Kennedy Bakery
Address 813 Congress
City Houston
County Harris
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 271621
UTM Northing 3294873
Subject Codes commercial buildings; pioneers; restaurants; Irish immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Irish native John Kennedy (1819-78) came to Houston in 1842. A baker, he operated a store at other locations in the city before commissioning the construction of this building about 1860 for a steam bakery. Kennedy later established other operations and became a leading businessman of Houston. One of the oldest structures in the city on its original site, the two-story brick building remained in the Kennedy family until 1970. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980