Downtown Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
First White House of the Republic of Texas
First White House
Republic of Texas
Here dwelt President Sam Houston
from November, 1837 to December, 1838
and President Mirabeau B. Lamar,
from December, 1838 to October, 1839
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 10664.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1839.
Location. 29° 45.676′ N, 95° 21.683′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. It is in Downtown Houston. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Preston Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Main St, 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. State National Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Republic Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Sweeney, Coombs & Fredericks Building Houston Bar Association (about 400 feet away); Pillot Building (about 400 feet away); Harris County 1910 Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Old Market Square (about 600 feet away); Former Site of Capitol, Republic of Texas (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,122 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 13, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 2. submitted on September 29, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. 3. submitted on November 13, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.