Maps, Ships and Architecture


Welcome to Weems Collections

The Weems Collections are an amalgamation of the life of work of F. Carrington Weems II.

Fontaine Carrington Weems

F. Carrington Weems

Mr. Weems sells office buildings, principally in downtown Houston.  His commercial real estate activities have included development, building, large land sales, syndication, management, and investment.  He spent 3 years (1969-1972) building and operating a full service NBC-affiliated television station in Meridian, Mississippi.  Mr. Weems has spent all of his summers with his family on the shores of Galveston Bay near La Porte, Texas.  His interest in boats, sailing, fishing, cruising, shrimping, and traveling at high speed on the water has always been an important part of his life.  He was involved in The Southern Ocean Racing Circuit with J.W. Hershey and his cutter, “The Flying Dutchman” in the ‘50s.  They sailed her across the Gulf in five days, and raced her to Havana and Vero Dero Beach, Cuba.

It seems natural for someone with an engineering background and an interest in land development and boats to get involved with collecting maps, then ships, then ship prints, then ship portraiture in oil.

F. Carrington Weems and his wife, Mary Ann Weems, have three children: Alexandra, an artist/illustrator in Houston, Texas; F. Carrington Weems, III, a special effects photographer who creates interactive virtual tours in Austin, Texas; and Mathilde, a U.T. Medical School Graduate, Doctor and Artist, in California.

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