Shoreacres in La Porte in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Five Points - The Hub of the City
The grading and laying out of the streets for the "New Gulf City" or La Porte also began at Five Points. For many years, instead of street lights, there was a roundabout that people would use to get from one street to another.
East Main went from Five Points to Morgan's Point and the Ferry. West Main was THE main street for downtown La Porte. The numbering of the blocks began at Five Points withe 100 East Main, 100 West Main etc. San Jacinto Street began at Five Points and went directly to Sylvan Beach Park and Galveston Bay, where much of the shipping of the area took place in the early days. South Broadway went to Shoreacres, Seabrook, Kemah and eventually to Galveston.
Over the years a variety of businesses located at Five Points, including Brenton-McKay bank, La Porte State Bank, Five Points Cafe,
In 2010 the City of La Porte constructed a new Town Plaza in the location that was once the focal point for the city.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 2010.
Location. 29° 39.908′ N, 95° 1.147′ W. Marker is in La Porte, Texas, in Harris County. It is in Shoreacres. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Porte TX 77571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First City Hall and Jail (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Besson Building (about 800 feet away); Saint Mary's Seminary (approx. 0.8 miles away); John A. Grimes Memorial Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); New Washington (approx. 0.9 miles away); Col. James Morgan (approx. 0.9 miles away); La Porte's Original Library (approx. 0.9 miles away); The La Porte-Sylvan Beach Depot (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Porte.
Also see . . . La Porte in the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on May 19, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
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