“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Forney in Kaufman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Dick P. Moore House

Dick P. Moore House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, June 26, 2016
1. Dick P. Moore House Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1910, this home dates from a period of economic boom enjoyed by the town of Forney from 1873 until 1929. It was constructed for Georgia native Dick Parmenas Moore (1869-1943), a merchant who owned a large amount of cotton acreage in the area. His wife, Nancy (Pinkard), resided here until her death in 1958. The American four-square style house features Classical Revival influences in the porch details.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1985

Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8536.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
Location. 32° 44.836′ N, 96° 28.377′ W. Marker is in Forney, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is on South Bois d'Arc Street south of Elm Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 S Bois d'Arc St, Forney TX 75126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1899 Automobile Trip (within shouting distance of this marker); Dixie Overland Highway (about 300 feet away, measured
Dick P. Moore House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginny Seeley
2. Dick P. Moore House Marker
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in a direct line); Forney (about 500 feet away); William Madison McDonald (about 500 feet away); Walter Dickson Adams and the Adams Drugstore (about 500 feet away); The Forney Messenger (approx. 0.2 miles away); McKellar House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forney Independent School District (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forney.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 13, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas.   2. submitted on July 3, 2017, by Ginny Seeley of Tulsa, Oklahoma. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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