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James Walker Fannin's Men Monument

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1938, Raoul Josset, Ugo Lavaggi, and Donald S. Nelson. Spur 71, off U.S. 183, 2 miles south of Goliad
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Located just southeast of the presidio is the pink Texas granite monument erected during the Texas Centennial of 1936 above the common gravesite where the remains of Fannin and his men were interred after their executions. Josset, the sculptor, and Lavaggi, the carver, worked with Dallas architect Nelson. The three devised a pylon bearing a square tablet that depicts a bowed male figure in high relief. The vertical monument is centered on a granite terrace raised on a plinth and rimmed on three sides with low parapet walls.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "James Walker Fannin's Men Monument", [Goliad, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 503-503.

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