Details for Moore Home (Atlas Number 5157009011)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5157009011


Marker Number 9011
Atlas Number 5157009011
Marker Title Moore Home
Index Entry Moore Home
Address 406 5th St.
City Richmond
County Fort Bend
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 230651
UTM Northing 3270523
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; national/federal official; state official
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location cornr of 5th and Houston St.
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