Conroe Fire of 1911
The following business day, the city council created an ordinance requiring buildings to have "fire proof" materials protecting the wooden structures. A year later, the city council voted to amend the ordinance to require buildings to be constructed out of brick and stone. The 1911 fire in downtown Conroe and the prompt response to its destruction by Conroe residents reflected the resilience of Texans as they settled, struggled and prospered in southeast Texas. Despite the tragedy caused by the fire, the resurrection of stately
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17662.)
Location. 30° 18.703′ N, 95° 27.434′ W. Marker is in Conroe, Texas, in Montgomery County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on the courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 North Main Street, Conroe TX 77301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery County Courthouses (within shouting distance of this marker); Conroe Telephone Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); Conroe (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Isaac Conroe Property (approx. 0.2 miles away); Willis (approx. 7.9 miles away); Site of Willis Cigar Factory (approx. 8 miles away); Former Homesite of Joseph L. Bennett (approx. 12.6 miles away).
Categories. • Disasters •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.