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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 (431) Brazoria County, TX (176) Chambers County, TX (35) Fort Bend County, TX (91) Galveston County, TX (337) Liberty County, TX (89) Montgomery County, TX (64) Waller County, TX (49)  HarrisCounty(431) Harris County (431)  BrazoriaCounty(176) Brazoria County (176)  ChambersCounty(35) Chambers County (35)  FortBendCounty(91) Fort Bend County (91)  GalvestonCounty(337) Galveston County (337)  LibertyCounty(89) Liberty County (89)  MontgomeryCounty(64) Montgomery County (64)  WallerCounty(49) Waller County (49)
Houston is the county seat for Harris County
Adjacent to Harris County, Texas
      Brazoria County (176)  
      Chambers County (35)  
      Fort Bend County (91)  
      Galveston County (337)  
      Liberty County (89)  
      Montgomery County (64)  
      Waller County (49)  
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1Texas, Harris County, Barrett — 10605 — Harrison Barrett(ca. 1845-1917)
Born into slavery, Harrison Barrett was the son of Simon and Eliza Barrett, who had come to Texas from Louisiana. In addition to Harrison, the couple had two other sons and two daughters. Following the emancipation of Texas slaves in 1865, . . . Map (db m168806) HM
2Texas, 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
3Texas, Harris County, Baytown — 10609 — Bayland Orphanage(Site 1/2 mi. SE) Reported permanently removed
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
4Texas, Harris County, Baytown — 10609 — Bayland Orphans Home
The Civil War shattered many families, leaving orphans, destitute widows, and children whose stepfathers were unable or unwilling to support them. Motivated by such conditions, Henry Gillette led a group who met in 1866 to form an orphanage for . . . Map (db m169001) HM
5Texas, Harris County, Baytown, Goose Creek — 10611 — 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 m201780) HM
6Texas, Harris County, Baytown, Bay Oaks Harbor — 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
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7Texas, 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
8Texas, 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
9Texas, 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
10Texas, 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
11Texas, Harris County, Baytown — 16480 — George Washington Carver High School
The first public school for African American children of this area was Goose Creek School for Coloreds. Founded in 1921 as a grade school, it served the children of the Baytown area, as well as those in La Porte, Cedar Bayou, and McNair. Classes . . . Map (db m168793) HM
12Texas, 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
13Texas, 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
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14Texas, 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
15Texas, 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
16Texas, Harris County, Baytown, Goose Creek — 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
17Texas, Harris County, Baytown — 16854 — Lee College
In 1934, during the Great Depression and after several years of planning, the residents of the Goose Creek Independent School District voted to establish Lee Junior College, stressing the importance of higher education opportunities for area . . . Map (db m168711) HM
18Texas, Harris County, Baytown, Landmark Estates — 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
19Texas, Harris County, Baytown — 16880 — Robert E. Lee High School
After a population increase due to the discovery of oil in 1908, local residents realized the need for permanent school facilities and formed the Goose Creek Independent School District in 1919, encompassing the cities of Goose Creek, Pelly, and . . . Map (db m168792) HM
20Texas, 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
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21Texas, 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
22Texas, Harris County, Bellaire, Southwest Houston — 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
23Texas, Harris County, Bellaire, Southwest Houston — 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
24Texas, Harris County, Bellaire, Southwest Houston — 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
25Texas, Harris County, Bellaire, Southwest Houston — 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
26Texas, Harris County, Crosby, Crosby Townsite — 10707 — Humphrey and Sarah Merriman Jackson
Humphrey Jackson (1784-1833), Sarah Merriman Jackson (1796-1823), and their family came to Texas as members of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300" colony in 1823 and settled east of the San Jacinto River. Jackson's land grant opened up the San Jacinto . . . Map (db m168706) HM
27Texas, Harris County, Crosby — 10706 — Humphrey Jackson(November 24, 1784 - January 18, 1833)
Educated in law, Humphrey Jackson left his native Ireland in 1808, during a period of political conflict. He migrated to the United States and settled on a sugar plantation in Louisiana. While there he served in the 1815 Battle of New Orleans. . . . Map (db m168701) HM
28Texas, Harris County, Cypress — 17098 — Cypress
Attakapas and Akokisa Indians began to disappear from Harris County in the mid-1800s with the arrival of Anglo settlers. The first documented settlers in the Cypress area were the Burnett and Simmons families, beginning by 1831. Matthew Burnett . . . Map (db m197289) HM
29Texas, Harris County, Cypress, Enchanted Valley — 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
30Texas, Harris County, Cypress — 12879 — St. John Lutheran Cemetery
Settlers from Posen and Pomerania, Germany came to this area in 1848. They formed St. John Lutheran Church in 1853. A smallpox epidemic in 1873 claimed the lives of 11 members. They and other area victims were interred on the property of church . . . Map (db m197291) HM
31Texas, Harris County, Cypress — 12852 — St. John Lutheran Church
Lutheran settlers from Germany moved to this area in 1848. They met in family homes for worship and in 1853 constructed their first church building, which also served as a school in the 1860s, following the Civil War, they constructed a second . . . Map (db m197293) HM
32Texas, Harris County, Deer Park, Deer Park Gardens — 10647 — Deer Park
Illinois native Simeon Henry West (1827-1920) settled in this vicinity in 1892 hoping to develop the area, with its mild climate and proximity to waterways, into a farming and trading center. By the year's end, he had purchased property and platted . . . Map (db m168691) HM
33Texas, 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
34Texas, Harris County, Deer Park, Deer Park Gardens — 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 heldMap (db m53323) HM
35Texas, Harris County, Hedwig Village, Westside — Jacob Schroeder and Early Spring Branch Community
The earliest Europeans to settle in the Spring Branch area were Jacob Schroeder and his wife Dorothea. They arrived in Houston from Germany in about 1838, bringing two children. In 1839, Jacob applied for a Republic of Texas land grant of 640 . . . Map (db m169592) HM
36Texas, Harris County, Hedwig Village, Westside — The Pioneer Spring Branch Community
The German settlement of Texas began with Johann Friedrich Ernst, a native of Lower Saxony who arrived in 1831 and settled in Industry, Texas. Ernst encouraged many settlers to follow in his footsteps, including Jacob Schroeder, who settled in . . . Map (db m169602) HM
37Texas, Harris County, Hedwig Village, Westside — The Schroeder Family and Hedwig Village
Jacob and Dorothea Schroeder built their log cabin a few hundred feet from this site, in about 1839. They brought two sons with them from Germany, Frederick (Fritz) and Heinrich. Theirs was a subsistence farm, and all the labor was provided by the . . . Map (db m169601) HM
38Texas, Harris County, Highlands, Highland Townsite — 16571 — Sampson Masonic Lodge No. 231 A. F. & A. M.
Henry Sampson (1823-1885) moved to Houston in 1842 from South Carolina and affiliated with the Holland Masonic Lodge in Houston. Along with other leadership roles, Sampson served both as the Worshipful Master of the Holland Lodge and Grand Master of . . . Map (db m168807) HM
39Texas, Harris County, Highlands — 10804 — White Cemetery
Reuben White (1795-1848), one of Stephen F. Austin's original "Old 300" colonists, acquired a Mexican land grant here in 1824. White was part of a large extended family which settled this area, later known as White Settlement. Although White's is . . . Map (db m168797) HM
40Texas, Harris County, Hockley, Spring Creek Ranch — 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
41Texas, Harris County, Houston, Central Business District — 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 SeaMap (db m66151) HM WM
42Texas, Harris County, Houston, Theater District — 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
43Texas, Harris County, Houston, Spring Branch Central — A First Thanksgiving at Spring Branch
The Carl Wilhelm Rummel and Carl Siegismund Bauer families landed in Galveston in October, 1848, and made their way to this site by ox cart in December, 1848. Crossing Spring Branch Creek, they saw a beautiful grove of oak trees, and one said, . . . Map (db m169521) HM
44Texas, Harris County, Houston, Acres Homes — 14113 — Acres Homes Community
In 1910, land developer Alfred A. Wright platted the first of several subdivisions that eventually became the African American community of Acres Homes. Wright sold parcels of varying sizes to residents who were attracted to the rural area by the . . . Map (db m170621) HM
45Texas, Harris County, Houston, Aldine Meadows — 11934 — Aldine
The railroad arrived in this area, first called Prairie Switch, in 1873. The Aldine post office was established in 1896; twenty-five to thirty families, most of Swedish descent, settled on Aldine's fertile land. Here they grew such products as . . . Map (db m196121) HM
46Texas, Harris County, Houston, Downtown 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 RepublicsMap (db m116858) WM
47Texas, Harris County, Houston, Alief — 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
48Texas, Harris County, Houston, Fourth Ward — 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
49Texas, 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
50Texas, Harris County, Houston, Downtown 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
51Texas, Harris County, Houston, Central Business District — 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
52Texas, Harris County, Houston, Central Business District — 10596 — 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 m201879) HM
53Texas, Harris County, Houston, Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park — 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
54Texas, Harris County, Houston, Central Business District — 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
55Texas, Harris County, Houston, Clear Lake City — 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
56Texas, Harris County, Houston, Fourth Ward — 10718 — Archibald S. Lewis
A member of Captain Benjamin F. Bryant's company at San Jacinto Died in Houston December 3, 1839Map (db m129913) HM
57Texas, Harris County, Houston, Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park — 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
58Texas, Harris County, Houston, Astrodome — 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
59Texas, Harris County, Houston, Downtown 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
60Texas, Harris County, Houston, Fourth Ward — 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
61Texas, Harris County, Houston, Houston Museum District — 10599 — Autry House
This house was built in 1921 by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas as a student center for Rice University. It was designed by Houston architect William Ward Watkin and the Boston architectural firm of Cram & Ferguson in the Italian Mediterranean style . . . Map (db m196488) HM
62Texas, Harris County, Houston, Theater District — 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
63Texas, Harris County, Houston, Barker — 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
64Texas, Harris County, Houston, Addicks / Park Ten — 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
65Texas, Harris County, Houston, Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park — 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
66Texas, Harris County, Houston, South Central 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
67Texas, Harris County, Houston, Fourth Ward — 17014 — Bethel Baptist Church
In 1890-91, Rev. Jack Yates and a group of worshippers left Antioch Baptist Church over a disagreement about renovation funding. They named their new congregation Bethel Baptist Church, referring to "Beth-el" meaning a "Center" near an . . . Map (db m171191) HM
68Texas, Harris County, Houston, South Side — 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
69Texas, Harris County, Houston, Northside — 16570 — Booker T. Washington High School
Booker T. Washington High School, the first high school in Houston open to African Americans, was founded in 1893 as Colored High School, and was located in the Fourth Ward on San Felipe Street (now West Dallas Street). It served as the only high . . . Map (db m170615) HM
70Texas, Harris County, Houston, Greater East End — 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 . . . Map (db m201842) HM
71Texas, Harris County, Houston, Central Business District — 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
72Texas, Harris County, Houston, Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park — 10624 — 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 . . . Map (db m201939) HM
73Texas, Harris County, Houston, Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park — 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
74Texas, Harris County, Houston, Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park — 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
75Texas, Harris County, Houston, Downtown 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
76Texas, Harris County, Houston, Downtown 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
77Texas, Harris County, Houston, Houston Museum District — 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
78Texas, Harris County, Houston, Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park — 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
79Texas, Harris County, Houston, Montrose — 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
80Texas, Harris County, Houston, Alief — 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
81Texas, Harris County, Houston, Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park — 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 m201893) HM
82Texas, Harris County, Houston, Northside — 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
83Texas, Harris County, Houston, Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park — 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
84Texas, Harris County, Houston, Central Business District — 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 . . . Map (db m62378) HM
85Texas, Harris County, Houston, Northside — 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
86Texas, Harris County, Houston, Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park — 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
87Texas, Harris County, Houston, Fourth Ward — 10674 — David Grieves
A member of Captain Henry Teal's company at San Jacinto Born in Scotland Died in Houston June 15, 1837Map (db m129968) HM
88Texas, Harris County, Houston, Fourth Ward — 10754 — David Porter Richardson
Private secretary of President Sam Houston Died at Houston August 12, 1837Map (db m129868) HM
89Texas, Harris County, Houston, South Central 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
90Texas, Harris County, Houston, South Side — 10642 — Dr. Benjamin Jesse Covington and the Covington House
Dr. Benjamin Jesse Covington (c.1871-1961), his wife Jennie Belle Murphy (1881-1966), and the stately home they built here in 1911 represented a level of achievement, dignity, and civic service matched by few African Americans in Houston during . . . Map (db m171291) HM
91Texas, Harris County, Houston, Westside — 15805 — Edward King Tung Chen(November 30, 1909 - October 16, 1957)
Born in San Francisco, California as Chen Yuk Chow, Edward K.T. Chen, the son of Chin Yuen Yee and Chin Luk Oi, had a profound impact on the lives of Americans, particularly those of Chinese descent. In 1928, he attended Columbia University in New . . . Map (db m170590) HM
92Texas, Harris County, Houston, Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park — 10671 — Edwin Fairfax Gray
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93Texas, Harris County, Houston, Fourth Ward — 10742 — Eli Noland
In Captain William S. Fisher's company at San Jacinto Born in Ohio in 1804 Died in Houston, December 17, 1841Map (db m129948) HM
94Texas, Harris County, Houston, Southbelt / Ellington — 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
95Texas, Harris County, Houston, Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park — 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
96Texas, Harris County, Houston, Westside — Emancipation and African-American Migration
When Emancipation came to Texas at the end of the Civil War, hundreds of freed African-American slaves left Brazos River plantations and travelled east along the San Felipe Trail, many settling in Houston's Fourth Ward and in rural areas all along . . . Map (db m169795) HM
97Texas, Harris County, Houston, Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park — 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
98Texas, Harris County, Houston, Clear Lake City — 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
99Texas, Harris County, Houston, Fourth Ward — 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 1839Map (db m129952) HM
100Texas, Harris County, Houston, Westside — 12380 — First Baptist Church of Houston
In February 1841, the Rev. James Huckins visited the fledgling City of Houston, where a small group of Baptists had been meeting informally since 1838. Under Huckins' leadership, a congregation was organized on April 10, 1841, with 16 charter . . . Map (db m169718) HM

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