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Pillot Building

 
 
Pillot Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2019
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 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10744.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Fannin Street, Houston TX 77002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Pillot Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 9, 2012
2. Pillot Building Marker
this marker. Harris County 1910 Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Houston Bar Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Sweeney, Coombs & Fredericks Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harris County (about 300 feet away); Republic Building (about 300 feet away); Founding of Harris County (about 400 feet away); First White House of the Republic of Texas (about 400 feet away); State National Bank Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
Pillot Building image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 20, 2013
3. Pillot Building
Pillot Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 9, 2012
4. Pillot Building and Marker
The marker is near the fire hydrant
Pillot Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2019
5. Pillot Building and Marker
Pillot Building Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 20, 2013
6. Pillot Building Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 30, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2. submitted on November 11, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   3. submitted on January 20, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   4. submitted on November 11, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   5. submitted on September 30, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   6. submitted on January 20, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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