Old H. B. Moore Home

Old H. B. Moore Home (HM2LB0)

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N 29° 23.612', W 94° 53.63'

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Built 1912 by Col. Hugh B. Moore (1874-1944), transportation expert. Born in Tennessee, he managed Texas City Terminal Railroad, Wolvin Steamship Line, Texas City Transportation Co., Mainland Co. Was a banker, leader in building dike, enlarging port, and bringing in industries. He was director of army transports, World War I. His securing of emergency coal as fuel for armies, 1917, helped to save allied efforts. Was adviser in transportation, World War II. His wife Helen (Edmunds) served 2 terms in Texas Legislature in 1930s. There she helped improve conditions in state institutions. She was a leader in numerous civic activities and, with Moore, helped found the local library, named in their honor in 1929. This spacious, 13-room brick home has walls 14 inches thick with steel railroad rails as reinforcements. It withstood the 1915 hurricane and the 1947 Texas City ship explosion. It has been visited by distinguished persons.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1968
HM NumberHM2LB0
Year Placed1968
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 29th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 316226 N 3253078
Decimal Degrees29.39353333, -94.89383333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 23.612', W 94° 53.63'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 23' 36.72" N, 94° 53' 37.8" W
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