Corpus Christi in Nueces County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Benito Grande moved to Corpus Christi with his parents in the late 1860's. Upon his father's death in 1902, Grande took over the family business and became a prominent and very successful leader in Corpus Christi's Mexican-American community. The Benito Grande family moved to Dallas in 1915.
The home was acquired in 1925 for Rebecca Grossman, first matriarch of the Grossman family, who helped her older children emigrate from Russia during the early 1900's. Mrs. Grossman (b. 1870) lived here until her death in 1952. Descendants in Corpus Christi were outstanding leaders in business, medicine, law, politics, and religious affairs.
Originally built with a two-story central hall, the house has some bungalow style features. The porch, which encircles the house on three sides, was added by the Grossmans in the late 1920's. Its dominate features are the brick piers and the stick style brackets supporting the eaves.
The Grande-Grossman house has been preserved as an expression of part of the heritage of Corpus Christi.
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission
Location. 27° 48.367′ N, 97° 23.743′ W. Marker is in Corpus Christi, Texas, in Nueces County. Marker is on North Chaparral Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. In Heritage Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1517 North Chaparral Street, Corpus Christi TX 78401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. French-Galvan House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kovner-Bobys Homestead (within shouting distance of this marker); Merriman House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jalufka-Galatos House (within shouting distance of this marker); McCampbell House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sidbury House (about 300 feet away); Irishtown (about 300 feet away); Julius Lichtenstein House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corpus Christi.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 662 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.