Casa Ronquillo, Southeast of San Elizario Plaza, San Elizario, El Paso County, TX
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Significance: The Casa Ronquillo, in its original state, constituted an important example of a large "estancia." Its architecture is typical of the Mexican border region, consisting of adobe walls without foundations, dirt floors, a (terrado) roof made of dirt and supported by round beams (vigas). The original plan included an interior courtyard (patio) with a surrounding open porch (portal), and dependent farm buildings, all enclosed by an adobe wall. The interior finishings are not well known except for the murals and ceiling cloths which seem to have been of particular quality.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-126, FN-127, FN-128
Survey number: HABS TX-3110
Building/structure dates: ca. 1683 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1800 Subsequent Work