Concrete Street Markers (Resource Numbers 0359, 0360, and 0361, Photo 11)
Idylwood contains three concrete, squared-obelisk-shaped street markers that mark intersections of residential streets. They are approximately three feet high, begin at approximately six inches square at the base, and narrow to about four inches at the top. The names of the intersecting streets are molded within the concrete form in a vertical fashion from the top of the obelisk to the base. Like the tile curb markers, these were once common elements in residential developments in Houston during the 1920s and 1930s, and are increasingly rare as intersection improvements, general neglect, and other factors affect their condition. They, too, are a reminder of a formerly common element in residential landscapes. These markers are in good condition and retain their integrity. They contribute to the historic district.