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Cross Family House, 911 East Madison Street, Brownsville, Cameron County, TX

Cross Family House, 911 East Madison Street, Brownsville, Cameron County, TX

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Summary

Significance: The Cross House is one of the best examples of the house form most typical of Brownsville in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These small wood frame structures are characterized by central halls with two rooms to either side, front porches, shuttered windows, and canted or double-pitched roofs supported by wooden posts. Built before 1906, the Cross House has floor-to-ceiling windows and an elaborate star-and-rinceau jigsaw decoration beneath the cornice of the front porch.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-94
Survey number: HABS TX-3273
Building/structure dates: ca. 18h2 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1924 Subsequent Work

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
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Location

Brownsville (Tex.)25.90544, -97.49698
Google Map of 25.905437, -97.49698300000001
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