700 E. Main (The Bronze Sculpture) 2011 Summer Survey

2011 Summer Survey Form

  • Address: 700 E. Main (The Bronze Sculpture)
  • Date: 2003
  • Description: In an agreement with Historic Nacogdoches Inc., Michael Boyett created a bronze sculpture of Sam Houston and Cherokee Chief Bowles signing the 1836 peace treaty. It was dedicated on June 7, 2003.
  • Significance: The sculpture honors the deal in which the tribes of East Texas ensured neutrality in the war with Mexico and were guaranteed land in response.

700 E. Main (The Flags) 2011 Summer Survey

2011 Summer Survey Form

  • Address: 700 E. Main (The Nine Flags)
  • Date: 1996
  • Description: 1) Spain 1519-1685, 1690-1821, 2) France 1685-1690, 3) Magee’s Republican Army 1812, 4) Long Expedition 1819, 5) Mexico 1821-1836, 6) Fredonia 1826-1827, 7) Republic of Texas 1836-1845, State 1845-present, 8) United States of America 1845-1861, 1865-present, 9) Confederate States of America 1861-1865.
  • Significance: The nine flags located within Eugenia Sterne Park represent the nine flags that have flown over Nacogdoches throughout the city’s long history.

700 E. Main (The Gazebo) 2011 Summer Survey

2011 Summer Survey Form

  • Address: 700 E. Main (Eugenia Sterne Park)
  • Date: 1994
  • Category: Non-contributing
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Description: Sam Houston presented this plot of land to Eva Helena Eugenia Sterne, the daughter of his long time friend, Adolphus Sterne, on October 25, 1841 as a “Deed of Affection.” Houston had always adored Eugenia and since they both shared the same birthday he wanted to leave her with a gift as he headed towards his inauguration ceremony to become the President of the Republic of Texas. The Eugenia Sterne Park was the inspiration of Cathy Wilson in 1989. The Timber Framers Guild built the gazebo in 1994, and the park was deeded to the city in 1996.