Gonzales in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Gonzales Memorial Museum and Amphitheatre
The commission created by the Texas Legislature in 1935 to oversee Texas' centennial joined with the Public Works Administration to build a memorial to Texas Revolution events in Gonzales. The memorial includes a museum, amphitheatre and reflecting pool designed by acclaimed architects Phelps & Dewees. There is also a monument by Page & Southerland of Austin. The art deco museum is built of shellstone, limestone and concrete. It features a rotunda and ornate detailing at the entryway, and in a band below the parapet. It was dedicated in 1937 with a crowd including Gov. James V. Allred.
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2220.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Education • Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
Location. 29° 30.242′ N, 97° 26.604′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 Smith Street, Gonzales TX 78629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Immortal 32 (a few steps from this marker); Route of Gen. Sam Houston (within shouting distance of this marker); Sarah Ponton Eggleston (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Eggleston House (about 500 feet away); Cemetery Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Episcopal Church of the Messiah (approx. 0.3 miles away); "We Shall Not Forget" (approx. half a mile away); "The Great War" (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gonzales.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.