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Texas City in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old H. B. Moore Home

 
 
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1. Old H. B. Moore Home Marker
Inscription.  Built 1912 by Col. Hugh B. Moore (1874-1944), transportation expert. Born in Tennessee, he managed Texas City Terminal Railroad, Wolvin Steamship Line, Texas City Transportation Co., Mainland Co. Was a banker, leader in building dike, enlarging port, and bringing in industries. He was director of army transports, World War I. His securing of emergency coal as fuel for armies, 1917, helped to save allied efforts. Was adviser in transportation, World War II. His wife Helen (Edmunds) served 2 terms in Texas Legislature in 1930s. There she helped improve conditions in state institutions. She was a leader in numerous civic activities and, with Moore, helped found the local library, named in their honor in 1929. This spacious, 13-room brick home has walls 14 inches thick with steel railroad rails as reinforcements. It withstood the 1915 hurricane and the 1947 Texas City ship explosion. It has been visited by distinguished persons.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1968
 
Erected 1968. (Marker Number 7536.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located
Old H. B. Moore Home image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 9, 2019
2. Old H. B. Moore Home
Marker was reported missing in 2008 and I found no marker when there on 3/9/2019
near 29° 23.612′ N, 94° 53.63′ W. Marker was in Texas City, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of 9th Avenue North and Bay Street North. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Texas City TX 77590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Anchor from Freighter Grand Camp (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Texas City Dike (about 500 feet away); First Aero Squadron (about 500 feet away); William Jefferson Jones (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shoal Point and Half Moon Shoal Lighthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Austinia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Bay Lake Ranch (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wedell's Corner (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Texas City.
 
Regarding Old H. B. Moore Home. This house is in the National Register of Historic Places under the name "Col. Hugh B. and Helen Moore House"
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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