“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Rockport in Aransas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Moore House

Moore House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 20, 2012
1. Moore House Marker
Inscription. Built in 1906, this house was the vision of James Edward (J. Ed) and Josephine Kennedy Moore. The two were married from 1903 until 1915, when Josephine passed away. J. Ed was a business owner who served several terms as Rockport’s mayor between the 1920s and 1940s. He was instrumental in establishing a yacht basin and a a public beach park, both of which are still in use today. Moore also helped plan a modern sewer system for the town. He sold the house to family in 1943 and passed away in 1948. The craftsman bungalow features a story-and-a-half plan, a low, overhanging roofline and a wrapped porch. It also has squared columns, an asymmetrical entryway and a roof dormer with tripartite windows.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 2006

Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13692.)
Location. 28° 1.293′ N, 97° 3.252′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Texas, in Aransas County. Marker is at the intersection of South Church Street and St Marys Street, on the right when traveling south on South Church Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 413 S Church St, Rockport TX 78382, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Moore House image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 20, 2012
2. Moore House
of this marker. First Methodist Church of Rockport (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mathis House (about 700 feet away); The Rockport Pilot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sorenson-Stair Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rockport’s Grand Hotels (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Aransas Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad in Rockport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rockport.
Categories. Notable Buildings
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