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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

French Embassy

 
 
French Embassy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, February 6, 2016
1. French Embassy Marker
Inscription. This site, originally purchased by Anson Jones who later became the last President of the Republic of Texas, was sold by Jones on September 15, 1840, to Alphonse de Saligny, Charge D'Affaires of his majesty, Louis Philippe, the King of the French, to the Republic of Texas. Saligny built the house and occupied it until April 1, 1842. the building was later owned by John Mary Odin, first Bishop of the Diocese of Galveston, and by Moseley Baker, hero of the Texas Revolution and Congressman of the Republic. Joseph W. Robertson, who bought the property from Baker in 1848, was responsible for the name Robertson Hill. The home was owned by his heirs until it was purchased by the State of Texas in 1945.
 
Erected by Austin Kiwanis Club of Austin, Texas.
 
Location. 30° 15.998′ N, 97° 43.905′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of San Marcos Street and East 8th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located near the entrance to the French Legation Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 802 San Marcos St, Austin TX 78702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. French Legation (a few steps from this
French Embassy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, February 6, 2016
2. French Embassy Marker
marker); Ebenezer (Third) Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Randerson-Lundell Building (approx. mile away); Stuart Female Seminary (approx. mile away); John Litton (approx. mile away); Willis Avery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. George Moffit Patrick (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  French Legation Museum. (Submitted on February 12, 2016.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on February 12, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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