Tomball, Texas: Chummy Statue of Thomas Ball and Spike

Congressman Thomas H. Ball brought the railroad through Peck, later renamed Tomball in his honor. He's credited with birthing the wildly successful Port of Houston. Sculpture by Sandra Van Zandt, at the train depot since 2008, includes "Spike the Railroad Dog."

Tomball Train Depot

Address:
S. Elm, Tomball, TX
Directions:
S. Elm and Market St., at the train depot.
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Tom and Spike.

Chummy Statue of Thomas Ball

Statue of Thomas H Ball, a four-time US Congressman who was instrumental in making the Port of Houston a reality.

[Vivian, 06/27/2012]

Labeled as "Thomas Henry Ball - A Man of Vision," and sculpted in that comfy photo op style encouraging bench time with a bronze man. Accompanying pet, "Spike the Railroad Dog," has some connection to the history of the town.

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