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Articles covering unique aspects of Baytown history

Baytown Post Office, 220 West Defee
Article by Jean Epperson. Additionally, there is an annotated version that includes additional information, provided courtesy of Trevia Wooster Beverly and the Harris County Historical Commission.

Baytown Street Names
Articles on street names in Baytown dating from 1979 to 2015. Reprinted with permission from the Baytown Sun.

Baytown Sun Historical Marker Application
The application for a historical marker honoring the Baytown Sun, provided courtesy of Trevia Wooster Beverly and the Harris County Historical Commission.

City of Baytown Historical Marker Application
The application for a historical marker honoring the City of Baytown and its 70 year history, provided courtesy of Trevia Wooster Beverly and the Harris County Historical Commission.

San Jacinto Memorial Hospital Cornerstone Laying Ceremony
Radio script broadcast on May 30, 1947 for site's opening on Decker Drive

Billion Gallon Day
Speeches delivered on December 14, 1944 in honor of Humble Oil's production of a billion gallons of high-octane aviation fuel

Application for Wooster Historical Marker

Wooster was once an independent community before becoming a part of Baytown. The application includes supporting maps. It is under review as of October 2014. Wooster Common School has a historical marker as well. Both applications are provided courtesy of Trevia Wooster Beverly and the Harris County Historical Commission.

Bayland Guards
This group of volunteers was founded by Dr. Ashbel Smith, drilled on his Evergreen Plantation. They mustered into the Confederate forces on August 13, 1861. The application for the historical marker and a copy of the muster rolls, as well as the program from the marker's dedication, are available courtesy of Trevia Wooster Beverly and the Harris County Historical Commission.

Bayland Orphans Home
The application for the historical marker for the Bayland Orphans Home, established in 1867 and located where Bayland Park is today, is provided courtesy of Trevia Wooster Beverly and the Harris County Historical Commission

Baytown-La Porte Tunnel opening
September 22, 1953 program includes a brief history of the tunnel's inception and statistics on the tunnel

Brunson Theatre Souvenir Program

Texas Avenue movie theater’s grand opening on August 23, 1949 includes ads from local businesses and details about the building

Confederate Naval Works
The application for this historical marker for these naval works, located on Goose Creek, is provided courtesy of Trevia Wooster Beverly and the Harris County Historical Commission

Home of Sam Houston
A marker was placed during the 1936 Texas Centennial. Neither the Texas Historical Commission nor the Harris County Historical Commission had any file on this.  The linked information was provided by Trevia Wooster Beverly and the Harris County Historical Commission for the use of future researchers.

K'nesseth Israel Synagogue
Built in 1930, this building at the corner of Commerce and Sterling streets has a long history in Baytown. The application for the historical marker is provided courtesy of Trevia Wooster Beverly and the Harris County Historical Commission, as is the information on Baytown Jewish History written by Don Teter.

Lynchburg Volunteers
The application for a historical marker honoring this group was submitted to the Harris County Historical Commission in September, 2016. The group fought for Texas independence and was made up of men "east of the San Jacinto River from Lynchburg to Cedar Bayou". The application is provided courtesy of Trevia Wooster Beverly and the Baytown Historical Preservation Association.

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