Galveston architects George B. and E. E. Stowe produced this plain, two-story, brick, foursquare house for Colonel Moore, who came to Texas City from Port Arthur, where he had directed terminal and port operations for the Kansas City Southern Railway. The Moore House is located on the corner of Bay Boulevard, which overlooked Galveston Bay until Hurricane Carla's storm surge inundated Texas City in 1961, prompting the construction of a seawall between 1964 and 1972 that blocks the bay vista at street level. Moore's wife, Helen Edmunds Moore, was as much a force as her husband was. A proponent of women's suffrage, she served three terms in the Texas legislature from 1930 to 1936 representing Texas City and was especially identified with education and social welfare initiatives.
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Colonel Hugh B. and Helen Moore House
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