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Market House Museum (Goliad Market House)

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Goliad Market House
1871, 1886, 1890. 205 S. Market St.

The former Goliad Market House is a rare Texas survivor of a mid-nineteenth-century public market house building type: a one-story, end-gabled, wood shed. Houston's city market house of 1840 was similar in its exterior configuration. From 1886 until 1964, this building served as Goliad's firehouse; the false front and belfry date from an 1890 remodeling. Since 1967, the building has been the Market House Museum.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Market House Museum (Goliad Market House)", [Goliad, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 498-498.

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