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

Juan H. Fernandez Store

 
 
Juan H. Fernandez Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
1. Juan H. Fernandez Store Marker
Inscription.
Juan H. Fernandez came to America at the age of 14 in 1875 as a ward of his uncle, Jose Fernandez-Toral, a mercantile owner originally from Pendueles, Asturias, Spain. Following in his family’s footsteps, Juan Fernandez opened a store in 1883, constructing a similar structure to his uncle’s store. Juan’s business succeeded, catering to the ranch and farm sector. The complex bears significant features of the classic border brick styling of architecture that was prevalent throughout Mexico in the 19th century. The brick was sourced from a local ranch-fired production, yielded from river clay and baked in kilns called hornillas. In 1921, Fernandez purchased the 6,000-acre Noriega Plantation (Rancho Viejo).
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 2017
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2017 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18827.)
 
Location. 25° 54.133′ N, 97° 29.807′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is at the intersection of East Adams Street and East 12th Street, on the right when traveling south on East Adams Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1220 E Adams St, Brownsville TX 78520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Juan H. Fernandez Store Marker (<i>tall view; northeast corner of building; facing Adams Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
2. Juan H. Fernandez Store Marker (tall view; northeast corner of building; facing Adams Street)
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Juan H. Fernandez y Hermano Building (here, next to this marker); Public Market and Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Manautou Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Immaculate Conception Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Pierre Yves Keralum (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Immaculate Conception Cathedral (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Catedral del la Inmaculada Concepcion (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Immaculate Conception Cathedral (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Fernandez building by Las Ruinas. (This link presents many professional exterior and interior photographs of the Fernandez building.) The historic buildings at Market Square feature decorative cornices, elaborate brick detailing, and upper level balconies. The Juan Fernandez y Hermano building, built in 1883, was designed with spacious living quarters on the second story. (Submitted on May 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureHispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Juan H. Fernandez Store Building (<i>east side view; marker visible at right corner</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
3. Juan H. Fernandez Store Building (east side view; marker visible at right corner)
Juan H. Fernandez Store Building (<i>northeast corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
4. Juan H. Fernandez Store Building (northeast corner view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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