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Interior of the Baars home

Cordova was the name of the Baars family home built by Henry and Mary Ellison Baars in (date needed). The house was located on the eastern shore of Bayou Texar, just south of the current Baars Park. It was named for the Spanish city of Córdoba, which the Baarses had visited in their travels.

Mary Ellison intended to develop the surrounding area with vacation homes for wealthy northerners, and the oak trees that form the tree tunnel on 12th Avenue were planted for that purpose. However, the plan was scrapped when economic conditions soured, and the area was eventually developed as the Cordova Park neighborhood.

In the 1940s the home was owned by Philip G. and Eleanor DuPont Rust of Wilmington, Delaware.[1] It was demolished in (date needed).


  1. Del Alexa Eagan Jupiter. Agustina of Spanish West Florida and Her Descendants. Genealogy Pub. Service, 1994.