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Taken 26-Jan-19
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
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Date taken26-Jan-19 13:13
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Camera modelNIKON D90
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De Leon Plaza

De Leon Plaza

Victoriabr/Victoria County, Texasbr/28 47.979' N 97 00.363' Wbr/Directions: Start at the intersection of Forrest Street and Main Street. Go 1/2 block south on Main Street. The marker is on the right (west) side of the br/Text: Originally called quot;Plaza De la Constitucionquot; by Martin De Leon, the founder of Victoria, this square was included as part of an early 1830s survey of Victoria by Jose M. Carbajal, son-in-law of De Leon. Carbajal's survey expanded on the founder's basic design for the city, which followed the style of traditional Spanish municipalities. A water well lined with brick was placed in the center of the square in 1850. By 1872 a windmill stood over the well; twelve years later it was replaced by a standpipe. Other improvements included a bandstand in the 1870s, hitching racks in 1897; a Confederate memorial status, quot;Last Standquot; by Pompeo Coppini, dedicated in 1912; and lamp standards in 1923. In that year the standpipe was removed and the bandstand was relocated to the center of the plaza. Sidewalks were added by the Public Works Administration in the 1930s. Through the efforts of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the site was renamed De Leon Plaza as part of a plaza beautification project in 1941. As a gathering place, summer concert arena, exposition site, and town center, De Leon Plaza continues to serve the people of Victoria as it has for generations. The plaza stands as a reminder of the rich heritage of the city and its founder.