Mission in Hidalgo County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
A distinctive Spanish Colonial Revival design, the building contains many features of the Mexican Colonial style, such as its exposed tile roof with clipped eaves, similar to thatched roofs of Mexican domestic architecture. The concrete tiers of its first-story windows evoke the wrought iron brackets of Mexican balconies of the 19th century. Wrapped in native brick painted white, the building would insulate itself in Mission's humid climate until the late 1940s, when central air became practical. The 1979 addition of a "City Hall Room" was a one-story wing set back from the main elevation to blend with the original "L" shape.
Dedicated to the community in 1939, the building became the offices of the City of Mission upon its sale by Shary's
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4661.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1939.
Location. 26° 12.891′ N, 98° 19.475′ W. Marker is in Mission, Texas, in Hidalgo County. Marker is at the intersection of Doherty Avenue and East 9th Street, on the right when traveling north on Doherty Avenue. Marker is in front of the Mission Historical Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Doherty Ave, Mission TX 78572, 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. Río Theatre (approx. ¼ mile away); Southern Pacific Depot (approx. 5.3 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); M & J Nelson Building (approx. 5.6 miles away); M. & J. Nelson Building (approx. 5.6 miles away); McAllen Post Office (approx. 5.7 miles away); McAllen Lodge No. 1111 A.F. & A.M. (approx. 5.9 miles away); Lamar Junior High School (approx. 5.9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.