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First Baptist Church of Beaumont

The Rev. J. W. D. Creath and the Rev. J. H. Fant organized this church in 1872. Baptist and Methodist congregations joined in 1877 to erect a frame church building at the corner of Main and Fannin streets. For the belfry, the Baptists donated a bell originally used on one of Captain W. E. Rogers' Ne....

Historical Marker - Beaumont.


Mildred Buildings

Constructed in 1929-1930 for $700,000, this complex was built by Miles Frank Yount and named for his daughter. Yount was a founder and partner in the Yount-Lee Oil Company, which made its fortune in the second Spindletop Oil Boom in 1925. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, t....

Historical Marker - Beaumont.


Early Texas Oil Pipelines

This marks route of Texas' first oil pipelines to Tidewater, constructed 1901 to transport oil from famed Spindletop gusher (7 mi. north), which came in on Jan. 10, and flowed at rate of 75,000 barrels a day. A group later to become the Gulf Pipeline Company laid 11 miles of line to the railroad in ....

Historical Marker - Beaumont.


Pool, R. F. and Minta, House

R. F. and Minta Pool House Developer Jefferson D. Hefley completed this house in 1902 as part of his Hefley Heights subdivision. R.F. and Minta (Fraim) pool purchased it the same year. R.F. came to Cameron in 1881 and opened a confectionary stand, which grew to become a department store business. He....

Historical Marker - Cameron.


Cleveland, John L. and Annie Upshaw, House

John L. and Annie Upshaw Cleveland House John L. Cleveland was born in Georgia in 1851 to James Monroe and Catherine (Wright) Cleveland. He studied agriculture and business before moving to Midlothian, Texas, to teach and farm. Annie Hamilton Upshaw, daughter of Samuel Crockett and Attelia (Aldridge....

Historical Marker - Cleburne.


Gugenheim, Simon, House

This structure was built at 1101 North Chaparral for Simon and Lila Belle (Soloman) Gugenheim. Simon Gugenheim (1861-1942) was a native Texan who came to Corpus Christi in 1882 with forty dollars in his pocket and remained to become wealthy. He and a friend formed the Gugenheim and Cohn Drygoods Co.....

Historical Marker - Corpus Christi.


Hotel Wiley

The town of Garrison was founded in 1885. By about 1900 the Hotel Wiley, owned by Mrs. S. A. "Mattie" Wiley, was in full operation. The hotel was frequented by railroad and telephone workers, traveling salesmen and townspeople who enjoyed Mrs. Wiley's family style meals in the dining room. At one ti....

Historical Marker - Garrison.


Humble, City of

A pioneer oil boom town. Originated as crossroads community named for settler Pleasant Smith Humble (1835?-1912), who lived here before 1889, hewing his timber into railroad ties, mining gravel from his land, keeping store, and serving as justice of the peace. Neighbors included the Bender, Durdin, ....

Historical Marker - Humble.


Pritchett House

Missouri native Joseph Lucien Pritchett (1858-1936) and his wife, Lenora Melissa (Evans), moved to Huntsville in 1888, when he was appointed to the faculty of Sam Houston Normal Institute as a professor of mathematics. After acquiring some property in the area, they built this house in 1892 and name....

Historical Marker - Huntsville.


Urquhart, A.M.

This early twentieth-century cottage was built for Angus Mezappa and Mary Jane (Wood) Urquhart. A native of Marion County, A. M. Urquhart (1875-1909) was the grandson of Allen Urquhart, one of the founders of Jefferson. This family residence, originally located at Broadway and Owen streets, exhibits....

Historical Marker - Jefferson.



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