Morgan's Point in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Constructed in 1896 as the summer home of prominent Houston businessman Risdon D. Gribble (1836-1907) and his wife Adelaide (8141-1926). This house was oriented toward the water to take advantage of bay breezes. Flamboyant Houston businessman and politician Roy M. Hofheinz (1912-1982) bought the house from the Gribbles' descendants in 1950. Judge Hofheinz, developer of the Astrodome and part owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, decorated rooms in a circus theme and named it "Huckster House." It remained in his family until 1987.
Renovated in 1987 by Charles O. and Valerie A. Buckner
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10683.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
Location. 29° 40.03′ N, 94° 59.972′ W. Marker is in Morgan's Point, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Bayridge Road 0.2 miles east of Sandy Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 811 Bayridge Rd, La Porte TX 77571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Governor Ross Sterling Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away); Bay Ridge / Morgan's Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wade and Mamie Irvin House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Col. James Morgan (approx. half a mile away); New Washington (approx. half a mile away); John A. Grimes Memorial Park (approx. half a mile away); The Legend of Emily (Morgan) West (approx. 0.6 miles away); Morgan's Point Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgan's Point.
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