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The San Jacinto Monument is a true part of Houston tourism. It is one of the most important sights of Houston. When planning things to do in Houston you should include this inspiring monument on your list. This monument is a great place to stop that will introduce you to the history of the city.
The San Jacinto Monument is important to the city. It is dedicated to the people who helped in the independence of Texas. It is 570 feet in height with a 34 foot star on top. The star represents the Lone Star Republic. It was a marvel of engineering in its day because it features many uncommon construction practices of the time. It has even been recognized as a State and National Historic Structure and is listed as the tallest column structure in the world. It was built in 1939 and was completed in 1942 by 165 workers, most of whom were unskilled in construction.