Details for The Howard House (Atlas Number 5309005356)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5309005356


Marker Number 5356
Atlas Number 5309005356
Marker Title The Howard House
Index Entry Howard House, The
City Moody
County McLennan
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 657875
UTM Northing 3464164
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style); pioneers
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 800 Ave. E, Moody
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text A resident of Moody when the town was founded in 1881, Charles Howard (1862-1915) operated a general store and became a prosperous businessman. He built this elegant residence for his family in 1900. A St. Louis architectural firm drew the house plans and local contractor Elmo Routh supervised the construction. The Queen Anne detailing includes a turret and decorative fish scale shingling. The Howard family owned the property until 1973.