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New museum building announced for Crosby Historical Society

This building will become the new home of the Crosby Historical Society. Previously it was an administration and tax office for the Crosby school district.

CROSBY – The Historical Society has made the announcement that they have secured a building to house a permanent museum for the Crosby area.

On their website, they said that they had signed a long-term lease with Crosby ISD to use the old tax office and administration building situated at the corner of Runneburg and Pecan streets.

The Society said that this fulfilled an almost 40-year goal for the group, beginning in 1983.

Crosby ISD has not used this building for about 4 years, when it was the site of their Information Technology Center. However, the department had outgrown the size of the building, which is now vacant. The society said that their lease may have saved the building from planned demolition. Built in 1958, it combined the Administration and Tax Office. The land it sits on was originally the site of the 1910 Crosby school building, which now is pictured on the cover of the new Crosby History book, just published. The book was a major effort by the society, with 544 pages and over 2500 historical photos in an oversized format. The book was put on sale recently for $325 hardcover, and $160 softcover. If you are interested, contact Donna Davenport at 281-731- 7010.

The book printing was underwritten by sponsors, including: Murff Turf Farm, Oilwell Tubular, Duda Landscape Systems, Alliance Properties, Crawfish Shack, Scott Stephens & Associates, SterlingWhite, Donna and Ronnie Davenport, Joe and Shirley Ulrich, Skipper and Gabby Greenwade, Bob and Joyce Boyles, Alvin Stasney, Mark and Janet Stasney, and an anonymous donor.