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San Elizario in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Los Portales

 
 
Los Portales Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
1. Los Portales Marker
Inscription. Local farmer, rancher, and landowner Gregorio Nacenseno Garcia constructed this building as his family residence about 1855. Built in the territorial style, it features milled wood detailing. Because of its distinctive inset gallery (portals), it became known as Los Portales. In the 1870s, the structure was converted to use as a schoolhouse. The first teacher was Octaviano Larrazola, who later became governor of New Mexico and a U.S. Senator.
 
Erected 1962 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3129.)
 
Location. 31° 35.107′ N, 106° 16.401′ W. Marker is in San Elizario, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on San Elizario Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1521 San Elizario Road, San Elizario TX 79849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Elizario (a few steps from this marker); Salt War (a few steps from this marker); San Elizario Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); San Elizario Memorial Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Thanksgiving (within shouting distance of this marker); The Camino Real (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named San Elizario (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Salt War (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Elizario.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Los Portales Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 19, 2018
2. Los Portales Marker
Los Portales image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
3. Los Portales
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on June 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on November 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   2. submitted on June 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   3. submitted on November 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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