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

Alonso Building

-1877-

 
 
Alonso Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
1. Alonso Building Marker
Inscription.
English:
Built 1877-1890 for Manuel Alonso, the Alonso Building (Los Dos Cañones) has wrought iron railings and doors reminiscent of French Creole architecture. It was one of several buildings built by immigrants from Spain. The first floor served as a dry goods business and the second floor as a home for the family. It was restored by the Gorgas Science Foundation.

Spanish:
Construido de 1877-1890 para Manuel Alonso, el Edificio Alonso (Los Dos Cañones) tiene barandillas de hierro y puertas evocativas a la arquitectura criolla francesa. Este fue uno de los varios edificios construidos por inmigrantes españoles. Servía como mercería en el piso bajo y como residencia familiar en el segundo piso.
 
Erected by Brownsville Historical Association.
 
Location. 25° 54.235′ N, 97° 30.239′ 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 is mounted on the southeast corner 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
Alonso Building Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
2. Alonso Building Marker (tall view)
within walking distance of this marker. Alonso Complex (a few steps from this marker); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (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.
 
More about this marker. Marker is in the Brownsville Historical Trail series.
 
Categories. ArchitectureHispanic AmericansIndustry & Commerce
 
Alonso Building (<i>wide view; marker visible beside door; at left corner of building</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
3. Alonso Building (wide view; marker visible beside door; at left corner of building)
Brownsville Heritage Site Medallion (<i>also mounted on building; facing East St Charles Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
4. Brownsville Heritage Site Medallion (also mounted on building; facing East St Charles Street)
Alonso Building (<i>wide view from St. Charles Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
5. Alonso Building (wide view from St. Charles Street)
 
 
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