Details for Moore Home

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5157009011


Marker Number 9011
Atlas Number 5157009011
Marker Title Moore Home
Index Entry Moore Home
Address 500 Houston St.
City Richmond
County Fort Bend
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 232423
UTM Northing 3275512
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; national/federal official; state official
Marker Year 1962
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Marker Location Fort Bend Museum -- Congressman John H. Moore Home
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Occupied by three generations of the Moore family, this house was built in 1883 by John M. Moore (1862-1940) for his bride Lottie (Dyer). A prosperous rancher, Moore served in the state legislature and from 1905 to 1913 in the U. S. Congress. He remodeled this structure in 1905 from its original Victorian design to a Neo-classical style popular in the early 20th century. Richmond's First Baptist Church was founded in this house and noted politicians and cattlemen often visited here. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962

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