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Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Moore Log House

 
 
Moore Log House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 28, 2011
1. Moore Log House Marker
Inscription.  In 1931-32 Edith L. Moore and her husband built this house of pine logs they cut from their land. The stone fireplace and chimney were built of sandstone curbstones salvaged from downtown Houston. Dairy farming and logging provided their livelihood. To safeguard this homesite along Rummel Creek as a nature sanctuary, she willed the log house and 17.5 acres to the Houston Audubon Society in 1975.
 
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10734.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1975.
 
Location. 29° 46.29′ N, 95° 34.19′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from Wilchester Boulevard 0.2 miles south of Memorial Drive. Traveling on Wilchester Blvd.; going south from Memorial Drive, at about 1.5 blocks on the left (east) side, there's a opening in the trees that's the entrance to this wildlife/bird sanctuary. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houston TX 77079, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Fritz Schroeder Home
Audubon Society Nature Sanctuary Sign image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 28, 2011
2. Audubon Society Nature Sanctuary Sign
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(approx. 3.2 miles away); The Schroeder Family and Hedwig Village (approx. 3.2 miles away); Jacob Schroeder and Early Spring Branch Community (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Pioneer Spring Branch Community (approx. 3.2 miles away); Early Settlers of Piney Point (approx. 3.2 miles away); Edward King Tung Chen (approx. 3.3 miles away); John Taylor's Piney Point League (approx. 3.4 miles away); Early Settlement South of the Bayou (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The sanctuary is owned and operated by the Audubon Society.
 
Additional keywords. Nature Sanctuary, Audubon Society
 
Front of Moore Log House image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 28, 2011
3. Front of Moore Log House
This side is away from the parking area.
Rear of Moore Log House image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 28, 2011
4. Rear of Moore Log House
This is the view from the parking area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,139 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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