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

Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914

 
 
Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
1. Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914 Marker
Inscription.
Completed in 1883, this was the first courthouse built by Cameron County officials, who previously rented or purchased office space. This three-story brick structure served as the county courthouse until 1914, when a new building was erected. Rio Grande Lodge No. 81, A.F.&A.M., then occupied this structure. The original roof, with its gables and central tower, was removed during remodeling.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark—1962

 
Erected 1962 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 640.)
 
Location. 25° 54.193′ N, 97° 29.768′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is at the intersection of East Jefferson Street and East 12th Street, on the right when traveling north on East Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1131 E Jefferson St, Brownsville TX 78520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old County Courthouse Rio Grande Lodge No. 81 (a few steps from this marker); 1882 Cameron County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Immaculate Conception Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker);
Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914 Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
2. Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914 Marker (tall view)
a different marker also named Immaculate Conception Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker); La Catedral del la Inmaculada Concepcion (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Pierre Yves Keralum (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Immaculate Conception Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
Regarding Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914. This courthouse lost most of its Victorian detail in 1933, when the Labor Day hurricane blew off the roof and cupola.
 
Also see . . .  Cameron County Courthouse. The original Cameron County Courthouse, was designed by architect Jasper N. Preston in the Second Empire style of architecture. Built between 1882 and 1883 by S. W. Brooks as the first court house of Cameron County, it served as such until 1914 when the 1912 courthouse was completed. Its central clock tower and elaborate gabled roof were destroyed in the Labor Day 1933 hurricane
Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914 Marker (<i>wide view; marker visible left of door</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
3. Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914 Marker (wide view; marker visible left of door)
and replaced by a flat roof. (Submitted on May 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
4. Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914
Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914 (<i>southwest corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
5. Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914 (southwest corner view)
Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914 (<i>southeast corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
6. Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914 (southeast corner view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 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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