Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
San Fernando Buildings
Built beginning 1877 for Victoriano Fernandez, the Border Brick style structures were built in stages, possibly accounting for the varying heights. The last of the three buildings was completed in 1886. They were designed as a combination commercial space/private residence, and originally housed Fernandez’s furniture store. Since then, the buildings have been occupied by the San Fernando Hotel, saloons and a variety of commercial establishments.
Erected by Brownsville Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce
Location. 25° 54.172′ N, 97° 29.85′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is on East Adams Street south of East 11th Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just left of the doorway, near the 11th Street/Adams Street intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1106 East Adams 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. Miguel Fernandez Hide Yard (a few steps from this marker); Fernandez Hide Yard (a few steps from this marker); Whitmans's Store (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 300 feet away); Juan H. Fernandez Store (about 300 feet away); Manautou Building (about 400 feet away); Immaculate Conception Cathedral (about 400 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.
Also see . . .
1. City plans to restore San Fernando Building. (from 11/15/2017, this link presents a photo of the inside the San Fernando Building and the original mahogany staircase that leads to the second floor.) The City of Brownsville plans to restore the San Fernando Building on the corner of Adams Street and 11th Street as part of the Market Square revitalization effort. The San Fernando Building has been used for several purposes, including a tortilla-making factory in 1946, (Submitted on June 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Making use of San Fernando Building. (From 8/25/2016) The San Fernando Building is once again open for business. This time, it is home to a unique program designed to promote art, culture and the diverse demographics of Brownsville. When the building was first constructed in 1870, the streets were still dirt and San Fernando was a general store. (Submitted on June 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.