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The San Jacinto Monument photo - picture in Houston, Harris County, Texas
 
The San Jacinto Monument, designed by architect Alfred C. Finn and engineer Robert J. Cummins, is a 570-foot (173.7 m) high column located in Harris County, Texas, United States, near the city of Deer Park . The monument is topped with a 220-ton star that commemorates the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. The monument, constructed between 1936 and 1939 and dedicated on April 21, 1939, is the world's tallest monument tower, and masonry tower, and is part of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, located along the Houston Ship Channel. The column is an octagonal shaft faced with Texas Cordova shellstone, topped with a 34-foot (10 m) Lone Star - the symbol of Texas. Visitors can take an elevator to the monument's observation deck for a view of Houston, the Houston Ship Channel and the USS Texas.
 
 
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See the Battle of San Jacinto Historical Marker page.
                       Last updated: Apr 21 2009 10:57:37   Latitude & Longitude:
29° 42' 55.8594",
-95° 5' 25.522332"