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Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Whitman's Store

-1928-

 
 
Whitman's Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
1. Whitman's Store Marker
Inscription.  

Built in 1928, the commercial building was designed by Baltazar Torres, a local builder and architect. From 1945 until the mid-1980’s it operated as Whitman’s Army Store and pawnshop. The three metallic spheres suspended from the exterior of the window on the second floor are the historical symbol for a pawnbroker.

Spanish:
Construido en 1928, el edificio comercial fue diseñado por Baltazar Torres, un arquitecto y contratista local. De 1945 hasta mediados de los años 80 fue sitio de la Whitman’s Army Store, una tienda de excedentes del ejército y casa de empeños. Las tres esferas metálicas que estan suspendidas en el segundo piso son el símbol histórico de un prestamista.
 
Erected by Brownsville Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 25° 54.167′ N, 97° 29.869′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker
Whitman's Store (<i>wide view: marker visible between windows at front center of building</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
2. Whitman's Store (wide view: marker visible between windows at front center of building)
is at the intersection of East 11th Street and Market Square Street, on the left when traveling north on East 11th Street. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the front center of the subject building, facing East 11th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 629 East 11th Street, 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. San Fernando Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); Miguel Fernandez Hide Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Fernandez Hide Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Public Market and Town Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Juan H. Fernandez y Hermano Building (about 400 feet away); Juan H. Fernandez Store (about 400 feet away); Manautou Building (about 400 feet away); Immaculate Conception Cathedral (about 500 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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