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Pillot Building

 
 
Pillot Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 9, 2012
1. Pillot Building Marker
Inscription. The original building at this site, a cast iron front structure, was built between 1857 and 1869. Early tenants of the building, owned by French-born merchant and Houston civic leader Eugene Pillot (1820-1896), included attorneys, real estate brokers, and a dry goods merchant. Subsequently a hotel, a barbershop, restaurants, and bars occupied the building. Owned by Pillot heirs until 1944, the structure suffered severe damage in the 1980s and collapsed in 1988. A replica, incorporating some of the original cast iron columns, sills, and lintels, was completed in 1990.
 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10744.)
 
Location. 29° 45.698′ N, 95° 21.603′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Fannin Street and Congress Street, on the right when traveling south on Fannin Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Fannin Street, Houston TX 77002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harris County 1910 Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Sweeney, Coombs & Fredericks Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harris County
Pillot Building image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 20, 2013
2. Pillot Building
(about 300 feet away); First White House of the Republic of Texas (about 400 feet away); Old Market Square (about 700 feet away); Houston Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade (about 700 feet away); The Kennedy Bakery (about 800 feet away); Magnolia Brewery Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Houston.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Pillot Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 9, 2012
3. Pillot Building Marker
The marker is near the fire hydrant
Pillot Building Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 20, 2013
4. Pillot Building Plaque
 
 
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