Details for The A. B. Pierce Home (Atlas Number 5321005283)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5321005283

Data

Marker Number 5283
Atlas Number 5321005283
Marker Title The A. B. Pierce Home
Index Entry Pierce, A. B., Home
Address
City
County Matagorda
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 770720
UTM Northing 3196623
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location corner of 8th and Avenue C; Blessing
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built 1909 for A.B. Pierce, who with father cofounded town of blessing in 1902. Pierce was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He and wife, Adelaide, had four sons. Home was gathering place for area civic leaders. The Rt. Rev. C.S. Quin, Episcopal Bishop, Diocese of Texas, often visited here. Mrs. Pierce was co-organizer and first president, Matagorda county federation of women's clubs -- founded in this home, 1916. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1968