Former Cecil Moody Home

This home was built in 1950 by Cecil Moody. The house was paid for in cash with Cecil paying Mr. Tolleson at the end of each week for work done that week. Cecil was owner of the Ford dealership known as Moody Motor Company which he started in 1939. His brother Wilson Moody became a partner in the business in 1946 after the war and they sold both new and used automobiles. The Houston Home Journal reported that by June of 1953 the firm had sold 810 new cars and trucks. Cecil would hide the new Ford models in the carport here and the town folks would try to “sneak a peek.” After many owners, the home returned to a Moody family member when it was purchased in 2003.