Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Houston Light Guard
In 1898 The Guard was activated for service with United States troops in the Spanish-American War. After participating in the punitive expedition against Mexico, 1916-1917, the unit joined U. S. forces fighting in Europe during World War I.
The Guard built a new armory at this site in 1925 and deeded it to the State of Texas in 1939. The next year the unit was again activated and during World War II saw action in seven campaigns in Africa and Europe. As part of the 36th Infantry Division, Guard members were among the first American troops in Europe during the war. Now part of the National Guard, the Houston Light Guard represents a proud heritage of distinguished military service.
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10696.)
Marker series. Buffalo Soldiers marker series.
Location. 29° 44.154′ N, 95° 22.677′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Caroline Street and Alabama Street, on the right when traveling south on Caroline Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the right of the building's east entrance. The main entrance to the museum is on the north side of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3816 Caroline Street, Houston TX 77004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Houston Light Guard Armory (a few steps from this marker); San Jacinto High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Temple Beth Israel (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Evangelical Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Waldo Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Courtlandt Place (approx. 0.6 miles away); James L. Autry House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
Regarding The Houston Light Guard. The Houston Light Guard Armory is now the home of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.
Also see . . .
1. Houston Light Guard in The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on January 22, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (Submitted on January 23, 2013.)
3. Buffalo Soldiers National Museum - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
Categories. • African Americans • War, Spanish-American • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on July 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 22, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.