“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Houston, Texas

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1Texas, 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
2Texas, 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
3Texas, 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
4Texas, 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
5Texas, 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
6Texas, 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
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7Texas, 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
8Texas, 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
9Texas, 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
10Texas, 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
11Texas, 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
12Texas, 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
13Texas, 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
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14Texas, 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
15Texas, 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
16Texas, 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
17Texas, 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
18Texas, 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
19Texas, 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
20Texas, 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
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21Texas, 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
22Texas, 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
23Texas, 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
24Texas, 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
25Texas, 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
26Texas, 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
27Texas, 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
28Texas, 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
29Texas, 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
30Texas, 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
31Texas, 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
32Texas, 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
33Texas, 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
34Texas, 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
35Texas, 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
36Texas, 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
37Texas, 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
38Texas, 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
39Texas, 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
40Texas, 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
41Texas, 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
42Texas, 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
43Texas, 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
44Texas, 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
45Texas, 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
46Texas, 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
47Texas, 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
48Texas, Harris County, Houston, Fourth Ward — 10754 — David Porter Richardson
Private secretary of President Sam Houston Died at Houston August 12, 1837Map (db m129868) HM
49Texas, 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
50Texas, 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
51Texas, 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
52Texas, Harris County, Houston, Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park — 10671 — Edwin Fairfax Gray
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53Texas, 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
54Texas, 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
55Texas, 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
56Texas, 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
57Texas, 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
58Texas, 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
59Texas, 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
60Texas, 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
61Texas, Harris County, Houston, South Central 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
62Texas, Harris County, Houston, Houston Museum District — 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
63Texas, Harris County, Houston, Central Business District — 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
64Texas, Harris County, Houston, Downtown Houston — 10664 — First White House of the Republic of Texas
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65Texas, Harris County, Houston, Montrose — 10666 — Fondren Mansion Reported missing
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
66Texas, Harris County, Houston, Downtown 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
67Texas, Harris County, Houston, Kingsland Estates — 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
68Texas, Harris County, Houston, Greenway/Upper Kirby — 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
69Texas, Harris County, Houston, Downtown 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
70Texas, Harris County, Houston, South Side — 14002 — Fourth Missionary Baptist Church
Organized as Watts Chapel in 1877, Fourth Missionary Baptist Church was established by the Rev. Henry Watts, a native of South Carolina. Watts arrived in Houston that same year, and with the help of fellow Houston ministers and deacons, secured a . . . Map (db m171294) HM
71Texas, Harris County, Houston, Acres Homes — 13516 — Galilee Missionary Baptist Church
Galilee Missionary Baptist Church is located in the community of Acres (Acre) Homes, developed beginning in 1910 by the Wright Land Company. The company sold plots of land for low prices, making it affordable for many families. By the 1930s, a . . . Map (db m170620) HM
72Texas, Harris County, Houston, Houston Museum District — 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
73Texas, Harris County, Houston, Fourth Ward — 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
74Texas, Harris County, Houston, Acres Homes — 14035 — George Washington Carver High School
In 1915, Harris County Common School District #26 established White Oak (Colored) School to serve the Acres Homes Community. The Wright Land Company, which developed this historically African-American community earlier in the decade, deeded land . . . Map (db m170748) HM
75Texas, Harris County, Houston, River Oaks — 17100 — Gov. John B. Connally, Jr. House
Houston architect Ernest L. Shult designed this mid-century modern house for his own residence in 1959. The home, sited on a triangular lot in the River Oaks neighborhood, is representative of the contemporary style popular in the post-war years. . . . Map (db m169832) HM
76Texas, Harris County, Houston, Westside — Grace Morse's Cemetery
The end of the Civil War and Emancipation signaled the demise of plantations like Pleasant Bend. Agur Morse died of typhoid fever late in the War, and his widow Grace sold off much of the plantation land as small farms, except for a homestead here . . . Map (db m169804) HM
77Texas, Harris County, Houston, Northside — 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
78Texas, Harris County, Houston, South Side — 16769 — Grand Court Order of Calanthe of Texas
African American fraternal benefit societies experienced a "Golden Age" from the 1870s to the 1930s as they were one of the few venues where members could exercise influence within their communities and attain needs, such as sick benefits and life . . . Map (db m171325) HM
79Texas, Harris County, Houston, Fourth Ward — 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
80Texas, Harris County, Houston, Westside — 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
81Texas, Harris County, Houston, Acres Homes — 18171 — Greater Ward A.M.E. Church
Greater Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church (Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church until 1972; then Greater Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church, 1972-2007) is the oldest congregation of its kind in the Acres Homes Community, located ten miles north of downtown . . . Map (db m170622) HM
82Texas, Harris County, Houston, South Side — 15130 — Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Members of Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church have served residents of Houston’s Greater Third Ward since the late 1800s. Tradition holds that the Rev. Gilbert Green and several area residents organized the church, which first met under a . . . Map (db m171310) WM
83Texas, Harris County, Houston, Central Business District — 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
84Texas, Harris County, Houston, Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park — 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
85Texas, Harris County, Houston, Clear Lake City — 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
86Texas, Harris County, Houston, Mid-West — 18712 — Hamilton Shirts
Edward Joseph Hamilton arrived in Houston in 1883 at the age of 21 and promptly founded a menswear business, Hamilton & Scurry, which became Hamilton & Mason by 1886 and Hamilton Bros. by 1887. Originally offering "hats, caps, and gents furnishing . . . Map (db m208262) HM
87Texas, Harris County, Houston, Spring Branch Central — Hard Times on the Frontier
Life was unimaginably difficult for Spring Branch settlers in the early years, as evidenced by cemetery burial records. Yellow fever, malaria, typhoid and cholera made all too frequent visits to the struggling new community. "1849 was an . . . Map (db m169520) HM
88Texas, Harris County, Houston, Downtown 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
89Texas, Harris County, Houston, Downtown 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
90Texas, Harris County, Houston, El Dorado/ Oates Prarie — Harris County Cemetery and the Home for the Aged
The first officially recorded Harris County Cemetery was established for the burial of deceased paupers in 1904 on the Harris County Poor Farm. Originally located along White Oak Bayou from 1882 until 1894. It was moved to an area that is now part . . . Map (db m195677) HM
91Texas, Harris County, Houston, Downtown Houston — 10679 — Harris County Courthouse of 1910 Reported missing
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
92Texas, Harris County, Houston, Fourth Ward — 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, 1846Map (db m129949) HM
93Texas, Harris County, Houston, Northside — 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
94Texas, Harris County, Houston, Fourth Ward — 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
95Texas, Harris County, Houston, Magnolia Park — 16686 — Hidalgo Park Quiosco
This unique structure was commissioned by the Mexican American community of Magnolia Park under the leadership of local physician A.G. Gonzales. Built at a cost of $2,300, it was dedicated at the opening of Hidalgo Park on September 16, 1934, the . . . Map (db m170715) HM
96Texas, Harris County, Houston, Downtown 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
97Texas, Harris County, Houston, South Central 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
98Texas, Harris County, Houston, University Place — 10686 — Holland Lodge No. 1Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Texas
First Masonic Lodge in Texas. Organized in March 1835 at Brazoria. Set to work Dec. 27, 1835, under dispensation of Grand Lodge of Louisiana, for whose 1835-37 Grand Master, John Henry Holland, this lodge was named. Labors were interrupted in Feb. . . . Map (db m59774) HM
99Texas, Harris County, Houston, Greater East End — 10687 — Holy Cross Mission(Episcopal)
A religious force since 1865, when the Rev. J.M. Curtis and 24 Harrisburg communicants met in a mission called Nativity, changed to Holy Cross about 1875. Numbering from 12 to 50 as the local economy shifted, members - especially the women - . . . Map (db m170907) HM
100Texas, Harris County, Houston, Downtown Houston — 10787 — Horace Dickinson Taylor(1821-1890)
At the age of 17 Horace Dickinson Taylor left his native Massachusetts with his brother, Edward, after the sudden death of their parents. They settled in Independence, Texas, in 1838, and in 1848 the Taylor brothers moved to Houston where they . . . Map (db m116812) HM

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