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Tomas Tijerina House, 333 East Adams Street, Brownsville, Cameron County, TX

Tomas Tijerina House, 333 East Adams Street, Brownsville, Cameron County, TX

 
 
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Significance: Designed and built in 1912 by Tomas Tijerina, this house is notable for its fine brick detailing, characteristic of Rio Grande Valley architecture. The unusual buttresses were added to help the house withstand winds of hurricane force. The Tijerina family is descended from the holders of the original Spanish Land Grants to this area, and has played an active part in the history of the valley.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-83, FN-84
Survey number: HABS TX-3286
Building/structure dates: 1912 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1914 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1918 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1957 Subsequent Work

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
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Brownsville (Tex.)25.90820, -97.50263
Google Map of 25.9082, -97.502629
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