Thanks to TaffGoch for the amazing star!
State of Texas Parks & Wildlife Department: San Jacinto Battleground Monument - 3527 Battleground Rd - La Porte, TX 77571
This model of a diminishing width asymmetrical octagonal tower was not actually as difficult to model as I would have thought.
Getting it aligned properly with the terrain tile was a chore.
I'm still not sure that it appears in Google Earth at the correct height (537 feet).
Here's the history of the battleground and the monument:
Here are several great stories about the events that occurred there (some Love, some War!)
Here's a photo taken from atop the monument (observation gallery is right below the star), looking towards downtown Houston, Texas, across the Houston Ship Channel.
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