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

Rock/Gomez House

circa 1900

 
 
Rock/Gomez House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
1. Rock/Gomez House Marker
Inscription.  
English:
Built circa 1900 for Refugia Rock, the widow of Herman S. Rock (a customs hide inspector), the one-story house has parapet gables and a molded cornice across the chimney and façade, indicating Mexican Colonial and Border Brick style architectural influences. The Gomez family owned the house from 1915-1996. The apartment and brick wall in the back yard were added by the Gomez family.

Spanish:
Construida cerca 1900 para Refugia Rock la viuda de Herman S. Rock un inspector de aduana, la casa es de un piso, tiene un parapeto con gabletes y una cornisa moldurada a través de la chimenea y fachada que sugieren influencias arquitectónicas del estilo colonial mexicano y el estilo de ladrillo regional. La casa perteneció a la familia Gómez de 1915-1996. El departamento y la pared del ladrillo en el patio trasero fueron añadidos por la familia Gómez.
 
Erected by Brownsville Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureHispanic AmericansMan-Made Features.
 
Location.
Rock/Gomez House Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
2. Rock/Gomez House Marker (wide view)
25° 54.302′ N, 97° 30.231′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is on East Levee Street south of East 5th Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of the subject house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 East Levee 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. Rock-Gomez Residence (here, next to this marker); Alonso Complex (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alonso Building (about 400 feet away); Russell/Cocke House (about 500 feet away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); Sacred Heart Church (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Sacred Heart Church (about 500 feet away); U.S. Federal Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
Regarding Rock/Gomez House. Marker is in the Brownsville Historical Trail series.
 
Also see . . .  Rock/Gomez House (1900). Mr. Rock was a customs hide inspector and was also a member of the team led by Capt. L.H. McNelly who was charged with catching cattle thieves and bandits in 1875. The house has a large porch supported by large columns. (Submitted on March 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Rock/Gomez House (<i>marker visible on left; related marker on right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
3. Rock/Gomez House (marker visible on left; related marker on right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Sep. 19, 2020