Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Completed in 1907 by the original owner, Allen Paul, the Republic Building characterizes the Chicago School of commercial architecture which was prevalent during the early twentieth century. The architectural firm of Sanguinett and Stats designed the Republic Building, which now stands as one of Houston’s oldest commercial multi-story structures. Historically significant not only because of its age and proximity to Houston’s original business district, Old Market Square, this building also housed the United States District Court in 1910. Throughout its history, numerous prominent attorneys have officed here. The Republic Building was admitted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Location. 29° 45.662′ N, 95° 21.645′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Preston Street east of Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1018 Preston Street, Houston TX 77002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Houston Bar Association (within shouting distance of this marker); First White House of the Republic of Texas Harris County 1910 Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pillot Building (about 300 feet away); State National Bank Building (about 300 feet away); Sweeney, Coombs & Fredericks Building (about 400 feet away); Harris County (about 500 feet away); Christ Church Cathedral (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
Categories. • Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features •
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.