Pillot Building - Houston, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 29° 45.705 W 095° 21.602
15R E 271805 N 3294719
Quick Description: The Greek Revival Pillot Building, with its cast-iron Corinthian columns, was built by Eugene Pillot in 1858.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2007 7:40:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM1MW2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 41

Long Description:
Construction of first railroads shortly before the Civil War - the Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railway, the Texas and New Orleans Railway to Orange, the Houston and Texas Central Railway to Milican, and the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railway to Columbia - spurred a building boom Houston. The old wood-frame buildings that constituted the commercial district were torn down, replaced with sturdier (mostly vernacular) brick buildings, such as the Pillot Building. Only a few of these early buildings are left, most around Market Square. This is the only one that remains on the Courthouse Square.

Main Street/Market Square Historic District
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Texas Historical Commission, "Main Street/Market Square Historic District," available at Texas Historical Atlas</a
Street address:
1016 Congress
Houston, TX USA

County / Borough / Parish: Harris County

Year listed: 1994

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1850-1874

Historic function: Office Building/Retail

Current function: Vacant

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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