Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
- 1892 -
Built in 1892 by Santiago McCoy and Modesto Estevan Adam for Adrian Barreda Ortiz, a native of Madrid, Spain, it is an example of an L-plan mercantile store. The architecture is a mix of Victorian and Border Brick style. The store operated by Mr. Ortiz was known as both Ortiz Grocery and La Madrileña (meaning “from Madrid”). The building was restored in 1987 by Rey and Ethel Cantu.
Construido en 1892 por Santiago McCoy y Modesto Estevan Adam para Adrián Barreda Ortiz, oriundo de Madrid, el edificio es una mezcla del estilo victoriano y estilo del ladrillo regional con una planta en forma “L.” La tienda del Sr. Ortiz era conocida como Ortiz Grocery y La Madrileña. En 1987, el edificio fue restaurado por Rey y Ethel Cantú.
Erected by Brownsville Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Hispanic Americans • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
Location. 25° 54.286′ N, 97° 29.808′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1002 E Madison 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. A different marker also named La Madrileña (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named La Madrileña (a few steps from this marker); Cameron County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Field/Pacheco Complex (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Field-Pacheco Complex (about 500 feet away); 1912 Cameron County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Old Jail (about 600 feet away); Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
More about this marker. Marker is in the Brownsville Historical Trail series.
Regarding La Madrileña. National Register of Historic Places (1988), Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (1988)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.