Orange in Orange County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Homesite of Dr. Edgar William Brown
Brown, whose home was located at this site, became associated with the Lutcher timber enterprise in the development and management of the company's properties. He later took over as manager of the newly established Dibert, Stark and Brown Cypress Company operations in Louisiana. His success in the timber industry soon made him one of the leading lumbermen in the United States.
In his later years Brown took an active interest in agriculture and was responsible for the clearing and cultivation of much area farmland. He also invested in the region's early oil production industry and directed various land development projects.
Brown served for many years as mayor of Orange. An advocate of the city's commercial growth, he actively supported construction of a deep water port and the Intercoastal Canal. His early efforts were vital to Orange's development as
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11473.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 30° 5.576′ N, 93° 44.255′ W. Marker is in Orange, Texas, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of West Green Avenue (Business U.S. 90) and North 8th Street, on the right when traveling east on West Green Avenue. 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. The City of Orange (within shouting distance of this marker); Lutcher Memorial Church Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Leonard Frederick Benckenstein (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); History of Orange, Texas Rotary Club (about 400 feet away); History of Rotary International (about 400 feet away); Henry Jacob Lutcher (about 500 feet away); Henry Jacob Lutcher Stark (about 500 feet away); Ever Changing Landscapes (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orange.
Also see . . . Brown, Edgar William, Sr. (1859–1917) - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 20, 2022, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
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