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Calvert in Robertson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Jacques Adoue Building

 
 
The Jacques Adoue Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 3, 2021
1. The Jacques Adoue Building Marker
Inscription.  

Relic of colorful career of Jacques Adoue (1851-1906), youngest of three French brothers who came to Texas (1860s) to become Calvert, Dallas, and Galveston business leaders. Jacques Adoue owned numerous enterprises. This store, built for Collat, Adoue & Risser Dry Goods, set an ambitious style for the town. It was said by friends that Adoue's death, years later, from injuries sustained in Calvert compress fire, marked passing of an era.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1973
 
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10897.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1973.
 
Location. 30° 58.754′ N, 96° 40.481′ W. Marker is in Calvert, Texas, in Robertson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 6) and Burnett Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. The marker is located on the old store front about 100 feet north of Burnett Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 506 Main Street, Calvert TX 77837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Calvert Foundry and Manufacturing Company (a few steps from this marker); Casimir Drugstore (a few steps from this marker); Cobb’s Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Calvert (within shouting distance of this marker); Home Area of Chinese Farmers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Building of the Citizens Bank & Trust Co. (about 500 feet away); "The Calvert Bell" (about 500 feet away); Sneed Memorial Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calvert.
 
Also see . . .  Calvert, TX.
In 1899 the town was damaged by floods, and two years later a fire destroyed much of its business district. Calvert's population was reported as 3,322 in 1900, but thereafter it began to decline.  Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on March 8, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Jacques Adoue Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 3, 2021
2. The Jacques Adoue Building and Marker
The Jacques Adoue Building and Marker from the sidewalk image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 3, 2021
3. The Jacques Adoue Building and Marker from the sidewalk
The marker is on the far right side of the J. Adoue building.
The view of the Jacques Adoue Building Marker from across the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 3, 2021
4. The view of the Jacques Adoue Building Marker from across the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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