Moore House (1895)
703 Johnson Street
Conservator: Gene Vivroux 372-3592
Available for weddings, receptions, meetings.
Rentals: Sharon Johnson 303-5963. Sun-Thurs $125, Fri $175, Sat $250, plus $150 refundable deposit.
The Moore House is one of the most beautiful examples of Victorian Queen Anne Style houses in Seguin. The extensive porch with sweeping rails and columns, the Palladian window in the second story gable, and especially the fanciful turret make the house a joy to see.
John Moore, a native of Ireland and early newspaperman and civic leader, first built it as a three-room home in 1895. In 1900 Moore commissioned John Goodrum to build the present residence incorporating the earlier structure. Moore was a friend of Theodore Roosevelt and the house closely resembles Roosevelt's summer home, "Sagamore Hill". It was John Moore who furnished two horses for Roosevelt when he was forming the Rough Riders in San Antonio. Letters between the two men were left to the Seguin Conservation Society and one letter reads in part, "The two horses came this afternoon. They are evidently just the horses I wished for."
Owned and maintained by the Seguin Conservation Society, The Moore House has attractive rental rates for wedding receptions, private parties or any other special event. For rental information, please call Sharon Johnson at 303-5963.