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Site of the First White House of the Republic of Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven
N 29° 45.676 W 095° 21.682
15R E 271675 N 3294668
Quick Description: A 1936 centennial marker in front of the historical Scanlan Building at 405 Main Street in Houston TX, denoting the original site of the fledgling republic's first White House.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2015 10:25:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQVK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Long Description:
The 1909 Scalan Building was built on top of what used to be the first presidential residence of the new Republic after its independence from Mexico. Per an associated waymark pertinent to the NRHP-listed Scalan Building:

"Francis R. Lubbock purchased this lot from the Allen Brothers in 1837. A year later, Lubbock sold the property to the Republic of Texas for use as the official home of the Republic’s President. Only two of the Republic’s presidents, Sam Houston and Mirabeau B. Lamar, lived here before the capital was moved to Austin."
Marker Number: 10664

Marker Text:
Here dwelt President Sam Houston from November, 1837 to December, 1838, and President Mirabeau B. Lamar, from December, 1838 to October, 1839. Erected by the State of Texas 1936


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