Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Home of Charles Stillman
Home of Charles Stillman, ship owner, merchant, rancher, who came to Brazos Santiago in 1828 and in 1849-50 founded City of Brownsville in old Espiritu Santo Land Grant.
Built about 1850 for his bride, Elizabeth Goodrich, of Connecticut. Has separate kitchen, cisterns, carriage house, patio typical of pre-Civil War architecture.
Erected by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2530.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 25° 54.049′ N, 97° 29.781′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is on East Washington Street (Business U.S. 77) south of East 13th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1325 E Washington St, Brownsville TX 78520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stillman House (here, next to this marker); Stillman House Museum (here, next to this marker); Stillman House / Residencia Stillman (a few steps from this marker); Brownsville Home of Charles Stillman (a few steps from this marker); San Roman Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Román Building (about 400 feet away); Manautou Building (about 500 feet away); Bollack Department Store (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
Regarding Home of Charles Stillman. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (1965), National Register of Historic Places (1979). This building now serves as the Stillman House Museum.
Also see . . . Stillman House Museum. Surrounded by a black metal fence, the Stillman House Museum is among the oldest surviving structures in Brownsville. The house seen today is the result of additions made by the Trevino family during their time in the house. The original windows, shutters and doors are still in place and the breezy courtyards enjoyed by the Stillman and Trevino families still offer a respite from the hot Texas sun (Submitted on May 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.