(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 established a cotton business. Horace became sole owner of the business in 1850 and soon thereafter bought a warehouse near a steamboat landing on Buffalo Bayou. From this strategic location he could roll cotton down to boats waiting below and within a short time developed a thriving cotton brokerage enterprise.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 271321 N 3294967|
|Decimal Degrees||29.76390000, -95.36508333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 45.834', W 95° 21.905'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 45' 50.04" N, 95° 21' 54.3" W|
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|Area Code(s)||713, 832, 210, 281|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 551-577 Preston St, Houston TX 77002, US|
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