Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
U.S. Federal Building
Rebuilt in 1931 for approximately $500,000, the building is a Second Renaissance Revival style public building. It replaced Brownsville’s first Federal Building (1892), which was located at the same site. It has served as a post office, federal court, customs offices and as City Hall.
Reconstruido en 1931 por la cantidad aproximada de $500,000, es un edificio público de estilo arquitectónico segundo renacimiento. Reemplazó el primer Edificio Federal (1892) de Brownsville que se ubicaba en el mismo sitio. Ha servido como oficina de correos, oficinas de aduana y el Ayuntamiento.
Erected by Brownsville Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
Location. 25° 54.145′ N, 97° 29.968′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is at the intersection of East Elizabeth Street (Business U.S. 77) and East 10th Street, on the left when traveling south on East Elizabeth Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 E Elizabeth 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 U.S. Federal Building (here, next to this marker); Majestic Theatre (a few steps from this marker); Central Fire Station (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Whitman's Store (about 600 feet away); Celaya Building (about 600 feet away); San Fernando Buildings (about 700 feet away); Federal Court Site (about 700 feet away); Miguel Fernandez Hide Yard (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
Regarding U.S. Federal Building. Marker is in the Brownsville Historical Trail series.
Also see . . .
1. Historic Federal Courthouses. U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (1932-1999) (Submitted on June 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Old Federal Courthouse. The former United States Court House, Custom House, and Post Office in Brownsville, Texas, also known as the Old Federal Courthouse, is a former courthouse of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and currently serves as Brownsville City Hall. Completed in 1931, the building replaced the 1892 U.S. Court House, Custom (Submitted on June 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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