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Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Texada

Tavern of Don Manuel Garcia

 

— Circa 1792 —

 
Texada Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2014
1. Texada Marker
Inscription.  
First brick house in
Mississippi Territory

Oldest Capitol Building
in State of Mississippi

 
Location. 31° 33.556′ N, 91° 24.371′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and South Wall Street, on the right when traveling west on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 South Wall Street, Natchez MS 39120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Intersection of Washington and South Wall Streets (within shouting distance of this marker); Intersection of State and South Wall streets (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The William Johnson House (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named William Johnson House (about 300 feet away); Intersection of State and South Canal streets (about 400 feet away); Adams County Confederate Memorial (about 400 feet away); Intersection of Washington and South Pearl streets (about 500 feet away); Intersection of State and South Pearl streets (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchez.
 
Regarding Texada.
Texada (<i>entrance from Washington Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2014
2. Texada (entrance from Washington Street)
National Register of Historic Places (1979) #79001303
 
Also see . . .
1. Texada: National Register of Historic Places Nomination #79001303. According to the National Register nomination and New Orleans architectural historian Samuel Wilson’s work (he conducted the eight year restoration), Texada was constructed between 1793 and 1805; due to the sparse and conflicting records of the Spanish Colonial period, it is impossible to be more precise in identifying Texada’s construction date. (Submitted on December 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. “Texada,” Natchez. Texada is the earliest brick building in Natchez and one of only a handful of Eighteenth Century structures remaining in Mississippi. Texada served as Mississippi’s state capitol from 1817-20 when Natchez was the capital, before the state capital moved to Columbia, then Jackson. Texada is the earliest surviving state capitol since 1993, when Assembly Hall in Washington (also known as the Charles de France Tavern) territorial capitol during the 1800s and 1810s, burned. The interior and exterior of Texada has been modified throughout its two centuries of existence, but the house still retains such interior features as original paint (mostly on the third floor), beadboard ceilings, and molded chair railings. (Submitted on December 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Don Manuel Garcia de Texada
Texada (<i>southwest corner; looking east along Washington Street; both markers visible</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2014
3. Texada (southwest corner; looking east along Washington Street; both markers visible)
. Manuel Garcia de Texada (originally de Tejada) arrived in the New World as a Spanish subject during the American Revolution, serving under Bernardo de Gálvez. By June 1782, he had arrived in Natchez and was serving as mayordomo of the Natchez Royal Hospital. In 1798, he acquired and expanded a prominent brick building in the city in which his tenants ran a variety of businesses, including the American Eagle Tavern. Widely known today as Texada Tavern, this house is located at the corner of Wall and Washington Streets. (Submitted on December 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureColonial Era
 
Texada: National Register of Historic Places plaque image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2014
4. Texada: National Register of Historic Places plaque
Texada (<i>corner view showing main entrance on South Wall Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2014
5. Texada (corner view showing main entrance on South Wall Street)
Texada (<i>wide view; south side from across Washington Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2014
6. Texada (wide view; south side from across Washington Street)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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