Details for Moore House (Atlas Number 5187003458)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5187003458


Marker Number 3458
Atlas Number 5187003458
Marker Title Moore House
Index Entry Moore House
Address 703 Johnson Avenue
City Seguin
County Guadalupe
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 599365
UTM Northing 3270929
Subject Codes journalists; municipal official; houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style); Irish immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 703 Johnson Avenue, Seguin
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text John Moore (1866-1909), a native of Ireland, was an early Seguin newspaperman and civic leader. Through family ties, he was also a friend of Rough Rider and U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1895, a year after his marriage to Kate Peck (McClaugherty) (1871-1943), Moore constructed a three-room frame house at this site. In 1900 he commissioned John Goodrum to build the present Queen Anne residence, incorporating the earlier structure. The home was later occupied by Moore's descendants, including his son Roger (1902-1965), who served as mayor of Seguin for 22 years. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981