Since Texas has been a part of the United States of America, Austin has been its lone capital. But when The Republic of Texas was independent, its capital was briefly Houston.
The first meeting of the Republic of Texas’ Congress took place in the town of Columbia. But the founders of Houston, Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen, successfully lobbied to designate their city as a temporary capital instead, and the Congress moved to Houston.
While Houston was only the capital from 1837-1839, the city recognized the impact of the Allen brothers and named Allen’s Landing Park after them.
– Alex Simon, The 100 Companies