Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
- 1892 -
Built in 1892 by Santiago McCoy and Modesto Estevan Adam for Adrian Barreda Ortiz, a native of Madrid, Spain, it is an example of an L-plan mercantile store. The architecture is a mix of Victorian and Border Brick style. The store operated by Mr. Ortiz was known as both Ortiz Grocery and La Madrileña (meaning “from Madrid”). The building was restored in 1987 by Rey and Ethel Cantu.
Construido en 1892 por Santiago McCoy y Modesto Estevan Adam para Adrián Barreda Ortiz, oriundo de Madrid, el edificio es una mezcla del estilo victoriano y estilo del ladrillo regional con una planta en forma “L.” La tienda del Sr. Ortiz era conocida como Ortiz Grocery y La Madrileña. En 1987, el edificio fue restaurado por Rey y Ethel Cantú.
Erected by Brownsville Historical Association.
Location. 25° 54.286′ N, 97° 29.808′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is at the intersection of East Madison Street and East 10th Street, on the left when traveling north on East Madison Street. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the northeast corner of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1002 E Madison St, Brownsville TX 78520, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. La Madrileña (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named La Madrileña (a few steps from this marker); Cameron County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1912 Cameron County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Old Jail (about 600 feet away); Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914 (about 600 feet away); Old Cameron County Courthouse/Dancy Building (about 600 feet away); Old County Courthouse Rio Grande Lodge No. 81 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
More about this marker. Marker is in the Brownsville Historical Trail series.
Regarding La Madrileña. National Register of Historic Places (1988), Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (1988)
Categories. • Architecture • Hispanic Americans • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.