Austin – Ten Commandments Monument

Located at the Capital Building in Austin is this monument of the ten commandments. It was installed here by the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Texas in 1961 and is made of Texan red granite.

There was a substantial court case in 2005 which was held at the Supreme Court about whether this should be located at a state building. It was decided by a vote of 5-4 that the monument was constitutional in what appears to have been an enormously complex decision.