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Tomball Historical Community Museum Center

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c. 1850 and later buildings; 1965 park. 510 N. Pine St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The Spring Creek County Historical Association moved a number of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century buildings to this site to interpret the history of Tomball. The five-bay, central-hall, Gulf Coast cottage (c. 1860) of French immigrant Eugene Pillot is the most architecturally distinctive. Also of interest is the Katherina and Johann Heinrich Theiss House (1850s) , a one-story, central-hall, wood cottage with full-width front veranda and a subsidiary wing attached to one end of the veranda, originally located at Rose-hill. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of 1905 is a late example of the Southern vernacular church house type.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Tomball Historical Community Museum Center", [Tomball, 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, 371-371.

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