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

Commercial Corner

Liberty County Historic Landmark

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, April 22, 2018
1. Commercial Corner Marker
Inscription. The commercial buildings near the courthouse square have played important roles in the economic development of Liberty. German immigrant Henry Steusoff opened a dry goods store in 1866 and a grocery store in 1899 in this block.

In 1896 the new two story Joseph Riviere building was built using brick from the old courthouse and housed professional offices, merchants and a telephone company. A devastating fire in 1909 destroyed the entire block just to the south including Steusoff Pharmacy which relocated to the Riviere building in 1913 and operated there until 1931 when the building was razed to construct the First Liberty National Bank. In 1960 the bank sold the property to Liberty County Savings and Loan and in 1992 the long established Tarver Abstract Company became the owner of this significant business site.

Current Tarver Abstract Company owner, Charles McGuire is the great grandson of Henry Steusoff.
 
Erected by Liberty County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 30° 3.536′ N, 94° 47.746′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Texas, in Liberty County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Main Street, Liberty TX 77575, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least

Commercial Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, August 5, 2018
2. Commercial Corner Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tarver Abstract Company (here, next to this marker); Plaza de Mercado (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza de Carcel y Casas de Correccion (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam Houston in Liberty County (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam Houston's Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty County (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain William M. Logan (within shouting distance of this marker); The Seven Courthouses of Liberty County (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 4, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   2. submitted on August 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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