Houston Deco: Houston's Modernistic Architecture
1 Monument Circle, La Porte
Historic name: San Jacinto Memorial
Current name: San Jacinto Monument and Museum
Completed: 1938
Architect: Alfred C. Finn

The monument commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836, which resulted in Texas’ independence from Mexico.

above | monument, 2006
detail (top) | south entrance, 2006
detail (center) | "Building of Industries" relief, 2006
detail (bottom) | model, 1930s

Photo by Jim Parsons
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