Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
American National Insurance Company
Founder W. L. Moody, Jr., remained at the helm of the company for half a century.
American National is the largest Texas-based life insurance company, and ranks among the leaders in the United States. It is the oldest in Galveston—famous as an insurance pioneering site.
The first home office built especially for the company was completed at 21st and Market streets in 1913. An additional building, at 21st and Mechanic streets, was completed in 1929. The company moved into the 20-story American National tower in 1971.
Erected 1972 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9920.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 29° 18.403′ N, 94° 47.437′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of 20th Street and Mechanic Street, in the median on 20th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: One Moody Plaza, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C. F. Marschner Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1894 Grand Opera House (about 500 feet away); Hendley's Row (about 500 feet away); Galveston Historical Foundation (about 500 feet away); Hendley Row (about 500 feet away); Custom House, Post Office and United States Court House (about 600 feet away); The Hendley Building (about 600 feet away); Federal Building 1857 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Also see . . .
1. History of American National Insurance Company. (Submitted on May 24, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. American National Insurance Company website. (Submitted on May 24, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.