La Madrilena, 1002 East Madison Street, Brownsville, Cameron County, TX
Significance: La Madrilena (a native of Madrid), built in 1892, is a noteworthy example of a small-scale brick corner store. The brick work of the openings, which extend around the store and the elaborate cornice treatment, are both typical of Rio Grande Valley architecture, although the detailing of the pilasters, corbelling and pinnacles is unusual in a building of this size. The store's massing and proportions are particularly fine. La Madrilena was built by Adrian Ortiz, who operated a general store there until his death in 1957.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-77
Survey number: HABS TX-3281
Building/structure dates: 1892 Initial Construction