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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Harris County, Texas

Clickable Map of Harris County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Harris County, TX (315) Brazoria County, TX (94) Chambers County, TX (25) Fort Bend County, TX (60) Galveston County, TX (302) Liberty County, TX (29) Montgomery County, TX (30) Waller County, TX (41)  HarrisCounty(315) Harris County (315)  BrazoriaCounty(94) Brazoria County (94)  ChambersCounty(25) Chambers County (25)  FortBendCounty(60) Fort Bend County (60)  GalvestonCounty(302) Galveston County (302)  LibertyCounty(29) Liberty County (29)  MontgomeryCounty(30) Montgomery County (30)  WallerCounty(41) Waller County (41)
Adjacent to Harris County, Texas
    Brazoria County (94)
    Chambers County (25)
    Fort Bend County (60)
    Galveston County (302)
    Liberty County (29)
    Montgomery County (30)
    Waller County (41)
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1Texas (Harris County), Baytown — 10780 — Ashbel Smith M.D.(1805-1886)
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, this prominent physician, statesman, soldier, and educator received his degree from Yale Medical College in 1828. After a period of study in France, Smith returned to the United States to practice medicine in the . . . — Map (db m156619) HM
2Texas (Harris County), Baytown — 10609 — Bayland Orphanage(Site 1/2 mi. SE)
Established in 1866 by Texas Confederate veterans for children of deceased soldiers. Had capacity for 250. Rev. Henry F. Gillette was first superintendent. C.S.A. Col. Ashbel Smith, diplomat, soldier and statesman, was staff doctor. Trustees . . . — Map (db m53616) HM
3Texas (Harris County), Baytown — Baytown Post Office
Built in 1936-37 as the Goose Creek Post Office, this structure served as the area's main postal facility for almost fifty years. Designed by architect Louis A. Simon, the Early International style building features an interior fresco mural . . . — Map (db m158969) HM
4Texas (Harris County), Baytown — 10613 — Bell Prairie
Once located southwest of this site was the home of Henry Falvel Gillette (1816-1896). A native of Connecticut, Gillette came to Texas in 1840 at the urging of his cousin, Ashbel Smith. He became a noted educator in Harris, Washington, and Polk . . . — Map (db m53615) HM
5Texas (Harris County), Baytown — 10626 — Cedar Bayou Masonic LodgeNo. 321, A. F. & A. M.
Chartered June 18, 1870, with 13 members. Opened its own hall July 7, 1876, donating quarters (1876-1911) to the first public school in east Harris County. On June 24, 1879, initiated an event that still continues-- the annual barbecue . . . — Map (db m158934) HM
6Texas (Harris County), Baytown — 10628 — Cedar Bayou United Methodist Church
This congregation was organized in 1844 at the home of early settler Hance Baker, under the direction of the Rev. Robert Alexander, a noted Methodist missionary during Texas' frontier period. with twenty-seven members by its second meeting, the . . . — Map (db m158955) HM
7Texas (Harris County), Baytown — 13964 — Confederate Naval Works at Goose Creek
In 1854, brothers Thomas and John Chubb bought land in the William Scott League on the east bank of Goose Creek at the mouth of Tabbs Bay. On this site, they established the Chubb Shipyard prior to the Civil War. At the time, Texas shipbuilding was . . . — Map (db m53618) HM
8Texas (Harris County), Baytown — Dr. Ashbel Smith
Ashbel Smith was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1805. Recieved his M.D. degree from Yale in 1828, and came to Texas from South Carolina in 1837. He established a plantation called Headquarters on Goose Creek in 1840 and in 1847 purchased property . . . — Map (db m61316) HM
9Texas (Harris County), Baytown — Goose Creek Stream
The name Goose Creek was originated by Indians because in ages past it was a gathering place for huge flocks of geese. On map used by the LaSalle expedition (1684-1687) carries the label Goose Creek on this small stream. During the Civil War (1863) . . . — Map (db m53685) HM
10Texas (Harris County), Baytown — 10627 — Hall of Cedar Bayou Masonic LodgeNo 321, A.F. & A.M.
Built 1875-1876, largely by labor of members. Lumber, cut to order in Florida, arrived here by schooner in nick of time to escape havoc of 1875 hurricane. The 1883 Worshipful Master, J. H. Kipp, made and gave (1889) the carved and inlaid . . . — Map (db m158936) HM
11Texas (Harris County), Baytown — 10774 — Homesite of William Scott(Point Pleasant)
A native of Virginia, William Scott (1784-1837) was a planter, merchant, and stockraiser in his native state and in Kentucky, where he relocated about 1806. He and his family moved briefly to Louisiana in the early 1820s before coming to Texas with . . . — Map (db m65243) HM
12Texas (Harris County), Baytown — 10703 — Humble Oil & Refining Company
Ross S. Sterling entered the oil business in 1909, when he invested in the Humble oil field north of Houston. Two years later he formed the Humble Oil Company with five partners: Walter W. Fondren, Charles B. Goddard, William Stamps Farlish, Robert . . . — Map (db m64396) HM
13Texas (Harris County), Baytown — 10710 — K'Nesseth Israel Synagogue
In response to area population growth following the early 20th century Goose Creek oil field boom, twenty incorporating members formed the K'Nesseth Israel congregation in 1928 to serve the area's Jewish residents. They hired Houston architect . . . — Map (db m53608) HM
14Texas (Harris County), Baytown — 13677 — Lynchburg Town Ferry
The Lynchburg Town Ferry, founded in 1822 by Nathaniel Lynch, crosses the Houston Ship Channel downstream of the confluence of the San Jacinto River and Buffalo Bayou. In 1829, the authorities at San Felipe de Austin requested that Lynch move his . . . — Map (db m53534) HM
15Texas (Harris County), Baytown — 10778 — Near Home Site of John Peter Sjolander(1851-1939)
A young Swede who came to America in 1871 to earn a living had, before he died, become famous as "The Sage of Cedar Bayou," folk poet for a generation of Texans. Educated by his mother, Sjolander learned Swedish, German, and English by . . . — Map (db m156620) HM
16Texas (Harris County), Baytown — 15755 — The Bayland Guards
On April 27, 1861, Dr. Ashbel Smith organized a group of volunteers from Bayland (now Baytown) and Cedar Bayou in Harris County, and Barbers Hill in Chambers County. The group, known as the Bayland Guards, drilled on Smith’s Evergreen Plantation and . . . — Map (db m53617) HM
17Texas (Harris County), Baytown — 10806 — Wooster School
Constructed in 1895-96 by Quincy Adams Wooster and Junius Brown, this building originally served as a schoolhouse and community gathering place for the Wooster community. It became a part of the Goose Creek School System in 1919. The structure was . . . — Map (db m50136) HM
18Texas (Harris County), Bellaire — 10614 — Bellaire
William Wright Baldwin, president of the South End Land Company, founded Bellaire in 1908 on part of the 9,449-acre ranch once owned by William Marsh Rice, benefactor of Rice Institute (now Rice University). Baldwin surveyed the eastern 1,000 acres . . . — Map (db m63838) HM
19Texas (Harris County), Bellaire — 10615 — Bellaire Presbyterian Church
Bellaire residents founded the non-denominational Bellaire Union Congregational Church and Sunday School in 1911. Services and classes were held in the local school building and the town's streetcar terminal known as the “Pavilion.” . . . — Map (db m63828) HM
20Texas (Harris County), Bellaire — 10616 — Bellaire Streetcar Line
In 1909 the Westmoreland Railroad Company, directed by Bellaire developer William Wright Baldwin, began construction of a streetcar line between this site and Houston's Main Street (4 mi. E) to improve transportation between Bellaire and Houston. . . . — Map (db m63827) HM
21Texas (Harris County), Bellaire — 10788 — Teas Nursery Company
Teas Nursery Company traces its history to 1843, when John C. Teas (1827-1907) began selling apples out of his back yard in Indiana. After moving the business to Missouri in 1868, Teas became a nationally prominent horticulturist. In 1908 his . . . — Map (db m125890) HM
22Texas (Harris County), Cypress — 10623 — Matthew Burnett HomesiteTexas Army Camp - April 16, 1836
Matthew Burnett (1795-1842) and his wife, Sarah (Simmons) (1797-1852), came to Texas from Arkansas in 1831 and settled south of here on Cypress Creek. Their home was near the "Harrisburg Road" which stretched 15 miles northwest to a crossroads at . . . — Map (db m50163) HM
23Texas (Harris County), Deer Park — 11958 — Pratt Truss Bridge
A pin connected truss bridge characteristic of the popular style that once dotted rural Texas, this bridge is the last one in Texas built by the Clinton Bridge and Iron Company of Iowa. Originally opened in 1891 on the Leon River in Coryell County . . . — Map (db m143302) HM
24Texas (Harris County), Deer Park — 10752 — Site of the Home of Dr. George Moffit Patrick
Site of the home in 1836 of Dr. George Moffit Patrick 1801-1889 Pioneer surveyor • Here the Texas Army encamped after the Battle of San Jacinto and cabinet meet- ings were held — Map (db m53323) HM
25Texas (Harris County), Hockley — 10726 — Samuel McCarley HomesiteTexas Army Camp - April 15, 1836
Samuel McCarley (1775-1838), his wife Celia (1794-1873), and their ten children settled near here on Spring Creek in 1831. By 1836 the McCarley home was located on a well-traveled road linking Washington-on-the-Brazos (30 mi. NW) with Harrisburg (40 . . . — Map (db m140284) HM
26Texas (Harris County), Houston — 1,000 Houstonians Join the Navy
On this site on May 30, 1942, 1,000 Houston volunteers took the oath of service in the United States Navy and dedicated their lives to avenging the cruiser USS Houston and her valiant crew lost in the Battle of the Java Sea — Map (db m66151) HM WM
27Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10648 — 1928 Democratic National Convention
Due to the efforts of businessman Jesse H. Jones, the Democratic National Committee chose Houston as the site of the 1928 Democratic National Convention. Located on this site, the 20,000-seat Sam Houston Hall was completed in 64 days at a cost of . . . — Map (db m116847) HM
28Texas (Harris County), Houston — Alexander Hodge
Erected in 1908 by Lady Washington Chapter D.A.R. in memory of Alexander Hodge one of Marion's Men Born in Pennsylvania, 1760 Died in Texas, 1836 A hero of two Republics — Map (db m116858) WM
29Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10589 — Alief Cemetery
The first permanent settlers in this area were Dr. John Magee and his wife, Alief, who came from Ellis County in 1896. The community originally was known as Dairy, but was renamed in 1897 for Mrs. Magee, the town's first Postmistress. By 1899, . . . — Map (db m159224) HM
30Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10654 — Amos B. Edson
Arrived in Texas January 28, 1836, having been recruited in New Orleans for the Army of Texas by Captain Amasa Turner in whose company he served at San Jacinto. Died in Houston, 1837. — Map (db m59589) HM
31Texas (Harris County), Houston — 18500 — Amos Cemetery
The Amos family came to Texas before 1860. In 1881, Thomas Amos and his son-in-law, Duncan Kosse (Cossey), bought 130 acres in Kohrville, which became a self-sufficient African American community. The Amos family grew and prospered, leading them . . . — Map (db m159130) HM
32Texas (Harris County), Houston — 13313 — Ancient Order of Pilgrims
After the Civil War, African Americans faced difficulties finding insurance or securing loans. In the 1870s, Jamaican immigrant Henry Cohen Hardy came to Houston, where he was an educator. Hardy established the Ancient Order of Pilgrims in 1882 to . . . — Map (db m62302) HM
33Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10596 — Annunciation Church
In style of great European churches. The work of the Very Rev. Joseph Querat, a canon of Cathedral of Lyons, France, and missionary to Texas 1852-1878. Begun 1867 when Father Querat (with aid of parishioners) bought old Harris County Courthouse to . . . — Map (db m62375) HM
34Texas (Harris County), Houston — Annunciation Church
Second Catholic church in Houston; outgrowth of St. Vincent’s parish, established in 1839. Although founding pastor planned edifice (1867-1874) in style worthy of a cathedral, it never gained that status. Standing near business center, this was . . . — Map (db m62376) HM
35Texas (Harris County), Houston — 15812 — Anson Jones(January 20, 1798 - January 9, 1858)
Anson Jones was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He earned his M.D. degree in Philadelphia in 1827; by October 1833, Jones had moved to Texas, establishing a successful medical practice in Brazoria. In 1835, he helped organize Holland Lodge . . . — Map (db m122935) HM
36Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10597 — Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
The emancipation of slaves was heralded by federal officials in Galveston on June 19, 1865. Antioch became Houston's first African American Baptist Church when organized by nine former area slaves in 1866. Their first sanctuary, built nearby in . . . — Map (db m116554) HM
37Texas (Harris County), Houston — Apollo Mission Control Center
NASA — Johnson Space Center National Historic Landmark Designated by the United States Dept. of the Interior Apollo Mission Control Center Apollo 11 Lunar Landing – July 20, 1969 ( plaque inside the VIP Observation . . . — Map (db m163181) HM
38Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10718 — Archibald S. Lewis
A member of Captain Benjamin F. Bryant's company at San Jacinto Died in Houston December 3, 1839 — Map (db m129913) HM
39Texas (Harris County), Houston — 15920 — Archibald Wynns(December 25, 1807 - August 21, 1859)
Archibald Wynns was born in Henry County, Tennessee to Thomas Henry and Winniford (Outlaw) Wynns. Archibald married Martha Elizabeth Edmunds in January 1836, and the couple soon set out for Texas. The Wynns constructed their first home on the corner . . . — Map (db m123010) HM
40Texas (Harris County), Houston — 18938 — Astrodome
Judge Roy Hofheinz envisioned the world's first air-conditioned fully enclosed multi-purpose stadium by 1960. Officially named the Harris County Domed Stadium, ground was broken for the home of Major League Baseball's Houston Colt .45s on January 3, . . . — Map (db m119849) HM
41Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10598 — Auditorium Hotel
The Auditorium Hotel was built in 1926 for Houston investor Michele DeGeorge (1850-1927), who came to the United States from Italy in 1881. Designed by architect Joseph Finger (1887-1953), the building features Italian renaissance detailing in the . . . — Map (db m62363) HM
42Texas (Harris County), Houston — 13821 — Augustus Chapman Allen
Augustus Chapman Allen was born to Roland and Sarah (Chapman) Allen in Canaseraga, New York on July 4, 1806. He graduated from the Polytechnic Institute at Chittenango, New York, where he taught mathematics until 1827. That year, he became a . . . — Map (db m59588) HM
43Texas (Harris County), Houston — Baker Common
Baker Common The Baker Family history and Houston’s history are one and the same Few have contributed more to our city’s progress than the members of the James Addison Baker family. They pioneered Texas law, built the law firm Baker Botts, . . . — Map (db m140419) HM
44Texas (Harris County), Houston — 12467 — Barker Post Office
The settlement that became Barker developed on the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad in the late 1890s. G.T. Miller applied for a post office in 1898. It occupied a corner of his store, which also was used as a saloon. The structure was damaged in . . . — Map (db m159206) HM
45Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10612 — Bear Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery
German immigrants settled in the area surrounding the junction of Langham and Bear creeks in the 1840s. Settlers traveled to nearby churches for Sunday services until about 1879 when seven charter members established the Bear Creek German Methodist . . . — Map (db m73450) HM
46Texas (Harris County), Houston — 12435 — Belle Sherman Kendall
The daughter of Texas Revolutionary War general Sidney Sherman and Catherine Isabell (Cox), Belle Sherman (1847-1919) was born in Harrisburg and married William E. Kendall in 1867. After making Houston her home in 1878, Belle S. Kendall became a . . . — Map (db m123014) HM
47Texas (Harris County), Houston — 12560 — Benjamin Apartments1218 Webster Street
Completed in 1924, this apartment building is a good example of multi-family housing constructed in the south end of downtown Houston after World War I. Successful businessman Benjamin Cohen (1875-1951) hired noted Houston architect Alfred Finn to . . . — Map (db m30199) HM
48Texas (Harris County), Houston — 12935 — Blue Triangle Branch, Y.W.C.A. Building
In the early 20th century, Houston's African American community wanted to provide recreational facilities for its youth and for African American troops stationed at Camp Logan. Various groups formed, including two interested in the welfare of young . . . — Map (db m62915) HM
49Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10621 — Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado RailroadSite of General Offices
Building of a railroad from here to the Brazos, to handle commerce of rich plantations, was attempted unsuccessfully in 1840-41 by early merchant Andrew Briscoe and the Harrises who founded Harrisburg. Their holdings, including Harrisburg townsite, . . . — Map (db m77460) HM
50Texas (Harris County), Houston — Busy Corners
Busy Corners The intersection of Texas Avenue and Main Street has always been a busy one. As Houston grew, the four corners were surrounded by stores, offices, hotels, and movie theaters, which attracted people from near and far. In 1884 . . . — Map (db m140376) HM
51Texas (Harris County), Houston — Camp Logan
Soon after the United States' entrance into World War I in 1917, the U.S. Army established 34 training camps to prepare troops for warfare. Named for General John A. Logan, Mexican War and Civil War veteran and senator from Illinois, Camp Logan was . . . — Map (db m14103) HM
52Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10618 — Caspar Braun(March 16, 1822 - October 14, 1880)
A native of Germany, Caspar Braun was educated in Switzerland. A physician and teacher as well as a Lutheran clergyman, he was sent to Pennsylvania as a missionary in 1847. He arrived in Houston in 1850. The following year he organized the first . . . — Map (db m123015) HM
53Texas (Harris County), Houston — 15715 — Charlotte Marie Baldwin Allen(July 14, 1805 - August 3, 1895)
Considered by many as the "Mother of Houston," Charlotte Marie Baldwin Allen was a leader in Houston during a time when women had few rights and fewer opportunities. She was born in Onondaga County, New York, and was the daughter of Elizabeth . . . — Map (db m122984) HM
54Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10631 — Christ Church Cathedral
The second Episcopal parish in the Republic of Texas. Led by a missionary of the Episcopal Church in the United States, the Rev. R.M. Chapman, and by an early Houstonian, Col. William Fairfax Gray, thirty-nine men came together on March 16, 1839, . . . — Map (db m116547) HM
55Texas (Harris County), Houston — Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral Although this site was designated on the Original Plan of Houston as the School Reserve, its only occupant has been Christ Church. Founded on March 16, 1839, Christ Church was designated the Cathedral of the Episcopal . . . — Map (db m140418) HM
56Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10632 — Clayton House
Built in 1916-17, this Georgian Revival house was the home of William L. Clayton (1880-1966), founder of Anderson, Clayton, & Co., a cotton trading firm. A leader in public service as well as business, Clayton was a principal architect of the . . . — Map (db m125878) HM
57Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10790 — Colonel B.F. TerryFebruary 18, 1821 - December 17, 1861
(front) Native of Kentucky. Came to Texas, 1831. Member Secession Convention. Commanded reinforcements of State troops sent to Rio Grande for the capture of Federal Army property at Fort Brown. Went to Virginia hoping to be in first battle . . . — Map (db m122936) HM
58Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10641 — Courtlandt Place
Platted in 1907 on land once owned by area pioneer Mrs. Obedience Smith, Courtlandt Place was established as a private neighborhood for Houston's elite. Encompassing 15.47 acres of land, it is a showcase of impressive homes designed by some of the . . . — Map (db m62781) HM
59Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10644 — Dairy (Alief)
Reynolds Reynolds claimed a grant of 1250 acres of land in this area in 1861. Land developer Jacamiah Seaman Daugherty bought the property from Reynolds heirs in 1888. And in 1889 he granted a right-of-way to the San Antonio and Aransas Pass . . . — Map (db m159205) HM
60Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10645 — Damascus Missionary Baptist Church
​ This congregation traces its history to 1866, when the Rev. I. S. Campbell was sent by the National Baptist Convention to organize African American churches in Texas immediately after the Civil War. Assisted by Joseph Smalley, Campbell . . . — Map (db m157875) HM
61Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10640 — Daniel Denton Cooley(April 15, 1850 - November 22, 1933)
A native of Binghamton, New York, D.D. Cooley moved to Omaha, Nebraska as a young man. In 1887 he joined the American Loan and Trust Company. The Company bought a tract of land northwest of Houston in 1891 and sent Cooley and other representatives . . . — Map (db m157783) HM
62Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10673 — Darius Gregg(Nov. 8, 1804 - Mar. 28, 1870)
Born in Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky. Arrived in Texas, 1827. Received land grant in Austin's second colony, 1831. Fought (Oct.-Dec. 1835) in Siege of Bexar, including the Grass Fight (Nov. 26). Married Susan . . . — Map (db m123022) HM
63Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10646 — Daughters of the Republic of Texas
On November 6, 1891, seventeen women met at the home of Mrs. Andrew Briscoe at this site to organize an auxiliary to the Texas Veterans Association. Mrs. Anson Jones was elected president of the new organization, Daughters of the Lone Star Republic. . . . — Map (db m62378) HM
64Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10603 — David Barker House
​ Constructed in 1910, this was the home of prominent business, civic, and political leader David Barker (1868-1967) and his wife, Pauline (1878-1902). The house was completed during Mr. Barker's third year as mayor (1907-1913) of Houston . . . — Map (db m157809) HM
65Texas (Harris County), Houston — 15726 — David Finney Stuart, M.D.(August 15, 1833 - September 8, 1909)
David Finney Stuart was born in Brooke County, Western Virginia, to William and Mary Cummins Stuart. Upon the death of his parents, Stuart moved to Texas to live with his sister Elizabeth, wife of the Rev. Dr. James Weston Miller. A brother-in-law, . . . — Map (db m122989) HM
66Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10674 — David Grieves
A member of Captain Henry Teal's company at San Jacinto Born in Scotland Died in Houston June 15, 1837 — Map (db m129968) HM
67Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10754 — David Porter Richardson
Private secretary of President Sam Houston Died at Houston August 12, 1837 — Map (db m129868) HM
68Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10659 — DePelchin Faith Home
Founded in 1893 in memory of Kezia Payne DePelchin, a remarkable social worker, teacher, and nurse in Houston during the latter half of the 1800s. The orphanage moved to this building upon completion in 1913 and remained here until 1938. Designed . . . — Map (db m155207) HM
69Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10671 — Edwin Fairfax Gray
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70Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10742 — Eli Noland
In Captain William S. Fisher's company at San Jacinto Born in Ohio in 1804 Died in Houston, December 17, 1841 — Map (db m129948) HM
71Texas (Harris County), Houston — 13820 — Ellington Field
In 1917, during World War I, the Houston Chamber of Commerce lobbied the federal government to establish an air field here. Named for Lt. Eric Lamar Ellington, an Illinois aviator killed in a California plane crash in 1913, it opened in November . . . — Map (db m58470) HM
72Texas (Harris County), Houston — 14925 — Ellis Benson
Ellis Benson (1813-1896), a veteran of the Texas Revolution and participant in the Battle of San Jacinto, was born in Vermont. Before immigrating to Texas, he fought in the Black Hawk War (1832) in Illinois. By 1835, Benson was in New Orleans, where . . . — Map (db m122987) HM
73Texas (Harris County), Houston — 11965 — Eugene Thomas Heiner(August 20, 1852 - April 26, 1901)
Born in New York City to German immigrants Nicholas and Margaretta Heiner, Eugene Thomas Heiner apprenticed himself to a Chicago architect when he was thirteen years old and later completed his training in Berlin, Germany. Heiner became a draftsman . . . — Map (db m122983) HM
74Texas (Harris County), Houston — F-1 Engine: Power for the Rocket
F-1 Engine: Power for the Rocket A cluster of five engines like this one powered the first stage of the Saturn V rocket. The "V" in the name Saturn V is the Roman numeral 5 which correlates to the five powerful engines. F-1 engines provided . . . — Map (db m141234) HM
75Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10775 — Fielding G. Secrest
Served in Captain Henry W. Karnes' company of Cavalry at San Jacinto. Died in Houston, June 1, 1840 His wife Eliza Sneed Secrest Died in 1839 — Map (db m129952) HM
76Texas (Harris County), Houston — 12912 — First Evangelical Church
On July 1, 1851, a group led by the Rev. Caspar Messon Braun (1822-1880) founded the Erste Deutsche Evangelische Lutherische Kirche, or First German Evangelical Lutheran Church. The State of Texas issued the church's charter in September of that . . . — Map (db m119857) HM
77Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10661 — First Presbyterian Church of Houston
Organized March 31 (Easter Sunday), 1839, in Senate Chamber, Capitol of Republic of Texas, Main at Texas, by the Rev. Wm. Youel Allen, missionary from the United States, and eleven members. James Burke was elected ruling elder. Services of worship . . . — Map (db m125877) HM
78Texas (Harris County), Houston — 15922 — First United Methodist Church of Houston
The foundation of Methodism in Houston began in 1837, when missionaries Martin Ruter and Littleton Fowler established a Sunday School Society. On April 14, 1839, the Rev. Jesse Hord received 14 members by transfer of letter, establishing the . . . — Map (db m116552) HM
79Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10664 — First White House of the Republic of Texas
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80Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10666 — Fondren Mansion
Designed by noted Texas architect Alfred C. Finn (1883-1964), this house was built in 1923 for the family of Walter W. Fondren (1877-1939), one of the founders of Humble Oil & Refining Company. Built in the Prairie School style, the impressive . . . — Map (db m160221) HM
81Texas (Harris County), Houston — Former Site of Capitol, Republic of Texas
Former Site of Capitol, Republic of Texas Texas won its independence from Mexico on April 21, 1836, and became a separate nation. Within a few months the Republic of Texas’s Congress selected the recently-founded town of Houston as the new . . . — Map (db m140374) HM
82Texas (Harris County), Houston — Former Site of the Marks LH7 Ranch
The Marks LH7 Ranch was established by E.H. and Maud Marks in 1907 near Addicks, three miles from here. In 1917, they moved the ranch to this 640 acre site. The LH7 Ranch grew to become one of the largest ranches in Southeast Texas. The LH7 . . . — Map (db m159188) HM
83Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10667 — Forum of Civics of River Oaks Garden Club
Built about 1880. Until 1920, the John Smith School. Restored 1927 by Will Hogg. A memorial since 1942 to Will and Mike Hogg. Gardens added 1955. Open to public. — Map (db m63842) HM
84Texas (Harris County), Houston — Founding of Harris County
In December 1835, near the beginning of the Texas Revolution, the new Provisional Government of Texas defined the boundary of the Municipality of Harrisburg, similar to the extent of Harris County today. Its largest town and seat of government was . . . — Map (db m119465) HM
85Texas (Harris County), Houston — General Sam Houston
Dedicated in honor of General Sam Houston Born March 2, 1793 in Rockridge County, Virginia Died July 26, 1863 near Huntsville, Texas 1809-1812 Lived with Cherokee Indians in Virginia 1813-1818 Served in U.S. Army 1819-1822 Practiced law in . . . — Map (db m141260) HM WM
86Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10590 — George Allen(April 12, 1812 - June 5, 1854)
Texas War for Independence soldier; served also in Somervell Expedition against aggressors in Republic of Texas. Born in New York state. Came to Texas in 1830s. Settled 1838 in Houston, to help his brothers, Augustus C. and John Kirby Allen, . . . — Map (db m129875) HM
87Texas (Harris County), Houston — 12536 — Grace United Methodist Church
Associated with the development of Houston Heights, this congregation began in 1905 with the meeting of several women who formed the Home Missionary Society of Houston Heights. The Rev. Stephen McKinney served as first pastor of Heights Methodist . . . — Map (db m157779) HM
88Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10593 — Gravesite of John Kirby Allen (1810-1838)Co-founder of Houston
Houston in 1836 was a humid swamp overgrown with sweet gum trees and coffee bean weeds. In this spot, however, two brothers from New York recognized the future "commercial emporium of Texas." John Kirby Allen was born and lived in New York . . . — Map (db m59839) HM
89Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10672 — Gray Lodge No. 329, A.F.& A.M.
Founded in 1870, this is Houston's second oldest Masonic Lodge. On May 11, 1870, twenty-two Master Masons, in response to the growth in Houston's population, signed a petition requesting a charter for a new lodge from the Grand Lodge of Texas. . . . — Map (db m159203) HM
90Texas (Harris County), Houston — 14042 — Gulf Building
Prominent real estate developer, publisher, statesman and banker Jesse H. Jones opened the Gulf Building in 1929 with Gulf Oil, National Bank of Commerce, and Sakowitz Brothers as primary tenants. Alfred C. Finn designed the 430-foot high Art . . . — Map (db m116995) HM
91Texas (Harris County), Houston — 13710 — Gustav August Forsgard
Gustav (Gustaf, Gustave) August Samuelson (1832-1919) was one of 13 children born to Johannes Samuelson and Anna Petersdotter of Forserum, Sweden. At the age of 16, he emigrated from Sweden, arriving in Houston with a group of other Scandinavians on . . . — Map (db m122988) HM
92Texas (Harris County), Houston — H-1 Engine: A Powerful Start
H-1 Engine: A Powerful Start Eight H-1 engines like this one were used on Saturn I and Saturn IB rockets, the precursors to the Saturn V rocket. Saturn IB rockets were used for Apollo spacecraft tests, the three missions of Skylab, and the . . . — Map (db m141248) HM
93Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10677 — Harris County
Inhabited during the 17th century by Karankawa and Orcoquiza Indians, and considered in 1756 by Spain for site of Presidio de San Agustin de Ahumada, this region was settled permanently in 1822 by the colonists of Stephen F. Austin. In 1824 John R. . . . — Map (db m59557) HM
94Texas (Harris County), Houston — Harris County 1910 Courthouse
This site has served as the courthouse square for Harris (originally Harrisburg) County since the completion of the first county courthouse, a two-story frame structure, in April 1838. Later courthouses were constructed on this site in 1851, 1860 . . . — Map (db m119967) HM
95Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10679 — Harris County Courthouse of 1910
When brothers Augustus C. and John K. Allen founded Houston in 1836, they designated this site as the Courthouse Square. In 1837 Houston became the Harrisburg (later Harris) County Seat, and a two-story pine log courthouse was constructed here. . . . — Map (db m61116) HM
96Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10688 — Harvey Homan
Came to Texas in January, 1836 Fought at San Jacinto in Captain Richard Roman's company Born in Kentucky, 1806 Died in Houston July, 1846 — Map (db m129949) HM
97Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10681 — Heights Church of Christ
Founded in 1915, this was the second Church of Christ congregation established in Houston. G. A. Dunn served as minister when the congregation built its first place of worship in 1916. In 1924 noted Houston Architect Alfred C. Finn was hired to . . . — Map (db m157812) HM
98Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10796 — Henry Livingston Thompson
Commodore of the Texan Navy Died in Houston, Nov. 1, 1837 "The funeral of the late Commodore Thompson took place on the morning of Thursday last. His remains were followed to the grave by the largest and most respectable . . . — Map (db m129917) HM
99Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10684 — Hogg Building
Noted Houston business and civic leader Will C. Hogg (1875-1930) had this commercial structure built in 1921. Early tenants included the Armor Auto Company and the Great Southern Life Insurance Company. The art deco building, designed by the . . . — Map (db m62353) HM
100Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10685 — Holcombe House
Businessman and developer Oscar Holcombe (1888-1968) and his wife Mary hired Houston architect L.W. Lindsay to design this home. Completed in 1925, it featured gardens designed by landscape architect Herbert L. Skogland. Outstanding features of the . . . — Map (db m59776) HM

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