Bought by W.L. Moody six days after the 1900
storm (reportedly for "ten cents on the dollar"),
this imposing 28,000-square-foot limestone
and-brick mansion has 32 rooms filled with
opulent furnishings and heirlooms from one of
Texas's most powerful families.
When W.L. Moody died in 1954, TIME magazine
proclaimed him one of the 10 wealthiest men in the
country. Moody's philanthropist daughter, Mary
Moody Northen, made her social debut in the
mansion's ballroom in 1911 and lived here (with
no air conditioning, but a year-round Christmas
tree) until it was damaged by hurricane Alicia in
1983. It was subsequently restored with 1900-
era furnishings. Notice the gold leaf ceiling in the
dining room and the beautiful stained-glass panel
in the entry hall of a family welcoming visitors
with the words "Welcome ever smiled."
The home is a unique site for meetings, reunions, weddings, and special events.
Moody Mansion offers a unique setting for your party, wedding, luncheon, dinner or business meeting. The elegance of the ballroom, the adjacent front hall and covered porches provides an enchanting setting for your special event. The newly landscaped grounds and antique brick patio add additional space for a garden wedding and reception or more casual gatherings. Call for pricing and details.
Hours of Operation
Open Daily Labor Day to Memorial Day: 11am - 3pm
Tours at 11am, 1pm, & 3pm
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day: 10am - 3pm
Tours on the hour
Note: Hours may be seasonal and subject to change.