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by E. Douglas McLeod,Robert L. Moody Sr.,Henry Wiencek

  • ISBN: 1603441824
  • Author: E. Douglas McLeod,Robert L. Moody Sr.,Henry Wiencek
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  • Language: English
  • Pages: 136
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press; 1 edition (May 21, 2010)
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  • Category: Art
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E Robert Moody contributed a foreword to the book where he tells the stories .

Douglas McLeod, an attorney and a senior official of the Moody Foundation, is the brother-in-law of Robert Moody. A former state legislator, city councilman, school board trustee and Rotary Club president, McLeod has been associated with the Moody family since he served as a lifeguard at one of their Island hotels when he was a teenager. That is an association that is climbing toward sixty years. Robert Moody contributed a foreword to the book where he tells the stories of learning about business from his grandfather. The contributions of Moody and McLeod are, in my mind, very important additions to Mr. Wiencek's work.

Henry Wiencek; Foreword by Robert L. Moody S. The Mary Moody Northen Endowment then commissioned award-winning author Henry Wiencek to write a history of the Moodys of Galveston and their celebrated home

Henry Wiencek; Foreword by Robert L. Epilogue by E. Douglas McLeod. The Mary Moody Northen Endowment then commissioned award-winning author Henry Wiencek to write a history of the Moodys of Galveston and their celebrated home. Robert L. grandson of W. L. Moody Jr. and nephew of Mary Moody Northen, contributes a foreword, giving a brief introduction and personal tone to the book, which also features fifteen color photographs of the Moodys and their home. An epilogue by E. Douglas McLeod summarizes the family’s accomplishments and developments associated with the mansion since Northen’s death in 1986.

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Robert L. Douglas McLeod summarizes the family's accomplishments and developments associated with the mansion since Northen's death in 1986

Other Authors: McLeod, E. Douglas. a Intro - Contents - Foreword by Robert L. Moody Sr. - - The Moody Family - The Moody Mansion - Epilogue by E. Douglas McLeod - Notes - Bibliography - Index - About the Author

Other Authors: McLeod, E. Moody, Robert L. Format: eBook. Douglas McLeod - Notes - Bibliography - Index - About the Author. 588. a Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources. 590. a Electronic reproduction.

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Commissioned by the Galveston Historical Foundation, these works of art are intended to enhance the visual record of the buildings and the unique local architectural style that so many have appreciated over the years.

In June 2010, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University Press released The Moodys of Galveston and Their Mansion, a history of the prominent Galveston family and their celebrated home. Wiencek originally compiled the manuscript after the Moody Mansion opened to the public as a museum, education center, and location for community gatherings in 1991. Wiencek was born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

The Moody Mansion, also known as the Willis-Moody Mansion, is a historic residential building in Galveston, Texas located at 2618 Broadway Street. The thirty-one room Romanesque mansion was completed in 1895. The home is named for William Lewis Moody, J. an American financier and entrepreneur in the cotton business who bought the home from Galveston socialite Narcissa Willis. The mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 13, 1994

In 1900, just a few months after the deadly hurricane of September, W. L. Moody Jr. and his family moved into the four-story mansion at the corner of Broadway and Twenty-sixth Street in Galveston. For the next eight decades, the Moody family occupied the 28,000-square-foot home: raising a family, creating memories, building business empires, and contributing their considerable wealth and influence for the betterment of their beloved city.In 1983, Hurricane Alicia damaged the mansion, and Mary Moody Northen, eldest child of W. L. Moody Jr., moved out so a major restoration could begin. When the mansion opened to the public as a museum, education center, and location for community gatherings in 1991, it had been restored to its original grandeur.The Mary Moody Northen Endowment then commissioned award-winning author Henry Wiencek to write a history of the Moodys of Galveston and their celebrated home. Robert L. Moody Sr., grandson of W. L. Moody Jr. and nephew of Mary Moody Northen, contributes a foreword, giving a brief introduction and personal tone to the book, which also features fifteen color photographs of the Moodys and their home. An epilogue by E. Douglas McLeod summarizes the family’s accomplishments and developments associated with the mansion since Northen’s death in 1986.The Moodys of Galveston and Their Mansion is a must-read for Galvestonians, for the thousands of visitors who tour the mansion each year, and for anyone interested in the captivating tale of this influential and generous family and their magnificent house.
Comments (6)

Ericaz
This is the story of an American Family or, putting it differently, the American dream. This family was driven to success but only if it could be achieved by hard work and personal integrity. It is an American story. It is a fascinating read, and it moves quickly. Highly recommended.
Thorgahuginn
I love Galveston Island and it's history. The Moody's are an interesting story and proof of the American dream that was possible at that time in history.
Fearlesshunter
Great book....very informative!
Wild Python
Good simple read.
Dagdardana
Galveston, Texas started its life as a city with a lot of families who would become rich as a result of the many businesses a very prolific and active seaport would sustain.

One of those families, the family of Colonel William Lewis Moody, his wife and children, came to Texas in the late 1850s and settled in Galveston a few years later.

Col. Moody and his son, W.L. Moody, Jr., built an empire whose foundation was cotton compressing, wharf ownership, and banking. At the turn of the century, a life insurance company was added that would sell small weekly-premium insurance policies to the working class.

It grew into a huge company, the American National Insurance Co., and it still maintains its home office in Galveston.

When W.L. Moody, Jr. died in 1954 the value of the estate was nearly one-half billion dollars.

The majority of those assets became the corpus of a charitable foundation whose beneficiary is listed as "the people of Texas."

Today the family's patriarch is W.L. Moody, Jr.'s grandson, Robert L. Moody, Sr.

The home of W.L. Moody, Jr. is one of the mansion museums on the Island, and like the others, it attracts thousands of visitors every year. The home survived the 1900 storm.

The Moody family commissioned author Henry Wiencek to write their story and then to describe in detail the Moody home museum and its furnishings.

E. Douglas McLeod, an attorney and a senior official of the Moody Foundation, is the brother-in-law of Robert Moody. A former state legislator, city councilman, school board trustee and Rotary Club president, McLeod has been associated with the Moody family since he served as a lifeguard at one of their Island hotels when he was a teenager.

That is an association that is climbing toward sixty years.

Robert Moody contributed a foreword to the book where he tells the stories of learning about business from his grandfather.

Douglas McLeod provides an epilogue that further explains the Moodys, their traditions and current activities.

The contributions of Moody and McLeod are, in my mind, very important additions to Mr. Wiencek's work.

Because I was a precocious child, I made it a point to meet W.L. Moody, Jr., at his home when I was about ten years old. Those visits, I think, helped me to know about him and his family, a knowledge that was and remains primarily unknown by the public.

You see, the Moodys are traditionally a private family.

So I believe I can accurately assure those who are interested, that the contributors to The Moodys of Galveston & Their Mansion provide readers good insight.

The great irony, however, is that the publisher, Texas A&M University Press, had the book printed in China by Everbest Printing Co., Ltd. I would enjoy hearing what W.L. Moody, Jr. would think about that were he here today.

(I am the author of Bill Cherry's Galveston Memories which is also available from amazon.com)
Zulkishicage
So what happened to Shearn Moody, the last surviving member of the family as far as I know
who went to jail for misusing the Foundation funds to the tune of #400 million dollars.
Loved this book, but wanted to know about this shyster son!

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