Henry Jacob Lutcher
Following a short survey trip through East Texas in 1876, Lutcher settled in Orange. Here he oversaw the establishment of a large sawmill and began investing in area timberlands. The continued growth of the Lutcher and Moore Lumber Company led to the acquisition of several mills, including one at Lutcher, Louisiana, and property throughout the United States.
A progressive businessman, Lutcher introduced several improved milling techniques, which were adopted by other mill owners and led to the early growth of the area's lumber industry. He also contributed to the development of the region's commerce through his active support of deep water ports at Sabine Pass, Orange and Beaumont and his interest in the construction of area rail lines. After his death, his widow Frances Ann (Robinson) (1841-1924) continued his tradition of community service through significant benevolent
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11494.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 5.555′ N, 93° 44.171′ W. Marker is in Orange, Texas, in Orange County. Marker is on Sixth Street south of West Green Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orange TX 77630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Jacob Lutcher Stark (here, next to this marker); History of Rotary International (here, next to this marker); History of Orange, Texas Rotary Club (a few steps from this marker); Leonard Frederick Benckenstein (within shouting distance of this marker); Ever Changing Landscapes (within shouting distance of this marker); W.H. Stark House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The City of Orange (about 300 feet away); William Henry Stark (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orange.
More about this marker. Located in Stark Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2018.