Details for Jacques Adoue Building (Atlas Number 5395010897)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5395010897


Marker Number 10897
Atlas Number 5395010897
Marker Title Jacques Adoue Building
Index Entry Adoue, Jacques, Building
Address 506 Main St.
City Calvert
County Robertson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 722043
UTM Northing 3429626
Subject Codes French immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1973
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Relic of colorful career of Jacques Adoue (1851-1906), youngest of three French brothers who came to Texas (1860s) to become Calvert, Dallas, and Galveston business leaders. Jacques Adoue owned numerous enterprises. This store, built for Collat, Adoue & Risser Dry Goods, set an ambitious style for the town. It was said by friends that Adoue's death, years later, from injuries sustained in Calvert compress fire, marked passing of an era. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1973