Block from the first Capitol of the Republic of Texas
Wooden cube with note pasted on one side. Handwritten on the note: Block from the Capitol of the Republic of Texas at Columbia, Oct. 3, 1836.
Historical Note: This is a block of wood from the Capitol Building of the Republic of Texas at Columbia. In October 1836, Columbia (present day West Columbia) became the first capital of an elected government of the Republic of Texas. President Samuel Houston, on December 15, 1836, ordered the seat of government removed to Houston. The government began operating from Houston on April 19, 1837.
Date of creation:
Artifact Box 0108
Texas State Capitol (Austin, Tex.)
Texas, Republic, 1836-1846
Wood (plant material)
ATF0392, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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Size or duration:
2 in square cube