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Republic of Texas #7585367 08/21/19 01:53 PM
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Found this in London

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Originally Posted by Stub
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Yes it is!!!

Thanks for posting that!


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Re: Republic of Texas [Re: leswad] #7585405 08/21/19 02:36 PM
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Do you happen to have the address where the building was?

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cheers That is really cool!
I put one like this inside my house above the front doors.
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Originally Posted by Hunt Dog
Do you happen to have the address where the building was?


4 St. James’s Street, London


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Originally Posted by TEXASLEFTY
Originally Posted by Stub
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Yes it is!!!

Thanks for posting that!

That's awesome....


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I don’t even know what any of that means, but it’s awesome.


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Ask um how much they want for it.


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https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-embassy-of-the-republic-of-texas-london-england

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Berry Brothers & Rudd is one of London’s most venerable wine merchants. Located a few doors down from St. James’s Palace in the City of Westminster, they have been providing wines, ports, and whiskeys to the monarchs of England since King George II, but they were also the onetime landlords for the Embassy of the Republic of Texas.

Built in 1730, the distinguished property at 4 St James’s Street is steeped in history and peculiar secrets. Under the shop floor lies two whole acres of wine cellars and caves which run underneath St. James’s Street. The Georgian rooms had once held a brothel and a notorious gambling den, and the courtyard at the back was also home to bear-baiting, [censored]-fighting and London’s last ever public duel. Napoleon III even lived here in exile whilst plotting his return to France.

But between 1836 and 1845 it was home to perhaps one its most unusual tenants; for the space above the wine shop was briefly home to the Embassy of the Republic of Texas. At the time of its founding, Texas was an independent sovereign country with its borders under threat from both the United States and Mexico. Then-President-of-Texas Sam Houston sent Dr. Ashbel Smith, the Secretary of State, to be the Texan diplomatic representative in England in an effort to build international sentiment for their country.

A second Embassy was also established in France, located in what is now the HĂ´tel de VendĂ´me.

Texas finally joined the Union in 1845, despite the Crown’s support of its independence, and the Embassy in London was closed. Taking full advantage of their desirable location above one of London’s best wine shops, the Texan delegation departed the capital leaving a £160 rent bill outstanding.

Today, the historic wine shop is still thriving, but the peculiar chapter of their Texan tenants is long forgotten. Next door is a tiny alleyway called Pickering Place; where a small plaque marks the entrance to the Embassy’s rooms. Still proudly bearing the name of “The Republic Of Texas” it reads,

“Texas Legation in this building was the legation for the ministers from the Republic of Texas to the Court of St. James 1842 - 1845.”
The onetime Republic of Texas, although consigned to history, still lives on in the hearts of Texans; in 1986 to mark the Texas sesquicentennial, 26 members of the Anglo-Texan society visited the wine shop, dressed in full buckskins, to settle the outstanding rent debt still owed by the Republic of Texas.


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Dang it, I walked within a block of that in 2017. That is a neat plaque, wish I had known it was there.

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Berry Brothers & Rudd is one of London’s most venerable wine merchants. Located a few doors down from St. James’s Palace in the City of Westminster, they have been providing wines, ports, and whiskeys to the monarchs of England since King George II, but they were also the onetime landlords for the Embassy of the Republic of Texas.

Built in 1730, the distinguished property at 4 St James’s Street is steeped in history and peculiar secrets. Under the shop floor lies two whole acres of wine cellars and caves which run underneath St. James’s Street. The Georgian rooms had once held a brothel and a notorious gambling den, and the courtyard at the back was also home to bear-baiting, [censored]-fighting and London’s last ever public duel. Napoleon III even lived here in exile whilst plotting his return to France.

But between 1836 and 1845 it was home to perhaps one its most unusual tenants; for the space above the wine shop was briefly home to the Embassy of the Republic of Texas. At the time of its founding, Texas was an independent sovereign country with its borders under threat from both the United States and Mexico. Then-President-of-Texas Sam Houston sent Dr. Ashbel Smith, the Secretary of State, to be the Texan diplomatic representative in England in an effort to build international sentiment for their country.

A second Embassy was also established in France, located in what is now the HĂ´tel de VendĂ´me.

Texas finally joined the Union in 1845, despite the Crown’s support of its independence, and the Embassy in London was closed. Taking full advantage of their desirable location above one of London’s best wine shops, the Texan delegation departed the capital leaving a £160 rent bill outstanding.

Today, the historic wine shop is still thriving, but the peculiar chapter of their Texan tenants is long forgotten. Next door is a tiny alleyway called Pickering Place; where a small plaque marks the entrance to the Embassy’s rooms. Still proudly bearing the name of “The Republic Of Texas” it reads,

“Texas Legation in this building was the legation for the ministers from the Republic of Texas to the Court of St. James 1842 - 1845.”
The onetime Republic of Texas, although consigned to history, still lives on in the hearts of Texans; in 1986 to mark the Texas sesquicentennial, 26 members of the Anglo-Texan society visited the wine shop, dressed in full buckskins, to settle the outstanding rent debt still owed by the Republic of Texas.


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That is very cool! texas

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Pretty neat. Things like that amaze me sometimes, when you see some something very unexpected.

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I understand that there is a plaque in Paris France as well. The next one of you world travelers needs to find it and share the picture.


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