Gribble-Hofheinz House

Gribble-Hofheinz House (HMYP0)

Location: La Porte, TX 77571 Harris County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 40.03', W 94° 59.972'

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Constructed in 1896 as the summer home of prominent Houston businessman Risdon D. Gribble (1836-1907) and his wife Adelaide (8141-1926). This house was oriented toward the water to take advantage of bay breezes. Flamboyant Houston businessman and politician Roy M. Hofheinz (1912-1982) bought the house from the Gribbles' descendants in 1950. Judge Hofheinz, developer of the Astrodome and part owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, decorated rooms in a circus theme and named it "Huckster House." It remained in his family until 1987.Renovated in 1987 by Charles O. and Valerie A. Buckner
HM NumberHMYP0
Marker Number10683
Year Placed1994
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 11:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 306489 N 3283577
Decimal Degrees29.66716667, -94.99953333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 40.03', W 94° 59.972'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 40' 1.80" N, 94° 59' 58.32" W
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Area Code(s)281, 713, 832
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 806 Bayridge Rd, La Porte TX 77571, US
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