Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Safety Follows Wisdom
Safety Trophy Award
Trinity Portland Cement Company
Houston Texas Plant for a
Perfect Safety Record in 1929
Reawarded for a Perfect Safety Record in
1945, 1947, 1959
Erected 1929 by Portland Cement Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the "Safety Follows Wisdom" Portland Cement Association Safety Trophies marker series.
Location. 29° 45.399′ N, 95° 19.946′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of North Hutcheson Street and Hutcheson St. and Freund St. on North Hutcheson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houston TX 77003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Myers-Spalti Manufacturing Plant (approx. 0.9 miles away); Annunciation Church (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named Annunciation Church (approx. 1½ miles away); Daughters of the Republic of Texas Site of General Sam Houston House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Home of President Sam Houston (approx. 1.6 miles away); Founding of Harris County (approx. 1.6 miles away); Harris County (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the old Trinity Portland Cement site (which is now cleared). Trinity Portland Cement Company was based in Dallas. The Houston plant located near this marker was shuttered in 1976.
Regarding Safety Follows Wisdom. Near identical markers, also erected starting in the mid-1920s, still stand in many small cement communities around America. The practice of awarding these monuments was abandoned during the 1980s, when costs became prohibitive.
Also see . . .
1. Little Known Houston History. This is a video that first led the Contributing Correspondent to want to locate and find this marker. There is no mention of the marker's location, so it took two months to figure out where it was. (Submitted on January 18, 2012, by Russ Fabiani of Houston, Texas.)
2. History of the Lafarge Corporation. Buried in this history of the Lafarge Corporation is information about the Trinity Portland Cement Company, who once owned and operated the plant once located near this marker. (Submitted on January 18, 2012.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2012, by Russ Fabiani of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 911 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on May 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1. submitted on January 18, 2012, by Russ Fabiani of Houston, Texas. 2. submitted on December 16, 2011, by Russ Fabiani of Houston, Texas. 3. submitted on May 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.