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

Alonso Complex

 
 
Alonso Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
1. Alonso Complex Marker
Inscription.
Spanish-born Manuel Alonso (1846-1922) constructed the one-story residence on this site in 1877 and added the two-story mercantile building by 1890. His "Los Dos Cañones" mercantile was a popular gathering place for local residents. French and Spanish influences are evident in the cast iron porch elements (probably from New Orleans), French windows and corbelled brickwork. The complex was again used as a fine goods mercantile from 1925-1944. The Alonso family retained ownership of the complex until 1944.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1998

 
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11776.)
 
Location. 25° 54.238′ N, 97° 30.244′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is at the intersection of East St Charles Street and East 6th Street, on the right when traveling south on East St Charles Street. Touch for map. Marker and Texas Historical Medallion are mounted on the east wall of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 510 E St Charles St, Brownsville TX 78520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alonso Building (a few steps from this marker); Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Alonso Complex Marker (<i>tall view; showing Texas Historical Medallion</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
2. Alonso Complex Marker (tall view; showing Texas Historical Medallion)
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sacred Heart Church (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Sacred Heart Church (about 600 feet away); U.S. Federal Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Majestic Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named U.S. Federal Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
Also see . . .  Brownsville Historical Association: the Alonso Building. The architecture of the Alonso Building is a prime example of the Creole influences that can be found throughout downtown Brownsville. From the tall ceilings to the lush courtyard, today the Alonso Building creates a breath-taking backdrop for exhibits, receptions and parties. The Historic Alonso Building is open to the public for party rentals. (Submitted on June 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Alonso Complex (<i>wide view; marker visible near middle of building</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
3. Alonso Complex (wide view; marker visible near middle of building)
Alonso Complex (<i>south side / 6th Street view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
4. Alonso Complex (south side / 6th Street view)
Alonso Complex (<i>wide view from St. Charles Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
5. Alonso Complex (wide view from St. Charles Street)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4, 5. submitted on June 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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