Marker Details

Dowling, Dick [Statue]

1700 blk North Macgregor Drive

Houston , 77030

Dick Dowling buried at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery next to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Navigation; small marker on pole below THC marker on same site notes: "Dick Dowling monument, Houston's first public art-work, dedicated March 17, 1905 on Market Square. Moved to Hermann Park, 1958. Rededicated March 16,1997, after conservation"; located at site of Dowling marker # 11938; this statue is erroneously listed in the 1971 "Guide To Official Texas Historical Markers" by Texas State Historical Survey (erected by the Ancient Order of Hiberians); sculptor Frank Teich, created the statue in his studio near Llano
Directions: South of the Hermann Park Golf Course, at North Macgregor & Hermann Loop Drive; parking limited

Key Time Period: 1893 - 1919 City Beautiful - WW I

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text:
(front) This monument is erected to the memory of Dick Dowling and the Davis Guards by Dick Dowling Camp No. 197 U.C.V: and the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Divisions Nos. 1, 2 and 3 and the Emmett Council.
Marker Type: Monument, Statue
Historical Org: Ancient Order of Hibernians

Key Map Information: 533 E

GPS Coordinates: 29 42.604, 95 23.485

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 00220