De Leon Plaza

01 De Leon Plaza 3 6 Flags

 

This public square was established with the original survey for the town of Victoria. Once called Constitution Square, it has always been an important civic and social gathering place. The plaza was formally renamed in …

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Bandstand

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In historic De Leon Plaza.

The bandstand was originally built around 1885 between Main and Bridge Streets, close to Constitution Street. In 1899 at the request of Wagner’s Silver Cornet Band, the bandstand was moved …

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The Last Stand

03 Confederate Monument

In historic De Leon Plaza.

This powerful monument, more commonly known as “The Last Stand,” was designed and cast by renowned Italian sculptor, Pompeo Coppini. It was commis­sioned by the William P. Rogers Chapter of …

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Leibold Building

04 Leibold Building

This Jules Leffland-designed building was built for Louis P. Leibold in 1910 as a drug, book, and stationery store. This is considered to be the oldest “drug store corner” in the state, as there had …

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Victoria Bank & Trust Murals

05 Murals

Stop by the Explore Victoria Visitor Information Center – located at 700 N Main Street, Suite 101, Victoria, TX 77901 – to pick up a copy of the Old Victoria Driving Tour brochure.

These murals were …

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Fossati’s Delicatessen

Fossati's Delicatessen

Sir, out on the street you are governor. When you step inside, you are just another customer!

A visiting Texas governor was told as he prepared to enter the establishment.

Fossati’s Delicatessen is the oldest deli in …

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Market Square

07 Market Square-City Hall Square

The “true” heart of Victoria is the old Market Square. This was the center of town for the first twenty-five years of Victoria’s history. Now the site of City Hall, this square was estab­lished as …

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St. Mary’s Catholic Church

08 St. Mary's Church

Victoria’s first church was established by Martin de Leon. It occupied a site on Main Street near the center of the block, currently occupied by the Martin Luther King Federal Building and Post Office. The …

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Thurmond Building

09 Thurmond Building

C. L. Thurmond built this brick building in 1898 in the (then) heart of Victoria’s riverfront business district. Reputedly patterned after a New Orleans bordel­lo, the building changed hands twice in the early 1900s and …

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Herman and Anna Krehmeier House

10 Herman Krehmeier

This classic cottage was built in 1893 by busi­nessman and civic leader Herman Krehmeier. Its jig-sawn brackets and stenciled parlor ceiling are of particular interest. A picket fence once surrounded the yard; the present-day iron …

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