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

Rabb Plantation House

- 1891 -

 
 
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By James Hulse, January 22, 2021
1. Rabb Plantation House Marker
Inscription.  

Built 1891-1892 for Frank and Lillian Rabb, the Queen Anne style house had a commanding view of the Rio Grande during the waning years of steamboat era. The Rabb Plantation, originally known as Rancho San Tomas, was 20,305 acres and functioned like a small self-sufficient city. It was purchased by the Vaughn family in 1957, acquired by the National Audubon Society in 1971 and by the Gorgas Science Foundation in 2010.

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Realizada 1891-1892 para Frank y Lillan Rabb, la casa hecha en el estilo Reina Ana tenía una vista impresionante del Rio Bravo durante la época en que buques de vapor navegaban en el rio. La plantación, originalmente Rancho San Tomas, abarcaba 20,305 acres y funcionaba como una ciudad pequeña. Fue adquirida por la familia Vaughn en 1957, por la National Audubon Society en 1971 y por la Gorgas Science Foundation en el 2010.

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The Rabb Plantation House Marker is the first of the two markers image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 22, 2021
2. The Rabb Plantation House Marker is the first of the two markers
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 25° 51.145′ N, 97° 25.045′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is on Sabal Palm Grove Road one mile south of Southmost Boulevard (Farm to Market Road 1419), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8435 Sabal Palm Grove Road, Brownsville TX 78521, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frank Rabb (here, next to this marker); Rabb Plantation (here, next to this marker); Neale Home (approx. 5.6 miles away); Neale House Circa 1850 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Neale House (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Oldest House in Brownsville (approx. 5.6 miles away); Home of Charles Stillman (approx. 5.9 miles away); Stillman House (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
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By James Hulse, January 22, 2021
3. Rabb Plantation House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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