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

U.S. Federal Building

-1931-

 
 
U.S. Federal Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
1. U.S. Federal Building Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  
(English)
Rebuilt in 1931 for approximately $500,000, the building is a Second Renaissance Revival style public building. It replaced Brownsville’s first Federal Building (1892), which was located at the same site. It has served as a post office, federal court, customs offices and as City Hall.

(Spanish)
Reconstruido en 1931 por la cantidad aproximada de $500,000, es un edificio público de estilo arquitectónico segundo renacimiento. Reemplazó el primer Edificio Federal (1892) de Brownsville que se ubicaba en el mismo sitio. Ha servido como oficina de correos, oficinas de aduana y el Ayuntamiento.
 
Erected by Brownsville Historical Association.
 
Location. 25° 54.145′ N, 97° 29.968′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is at the intersection of East Elizabeth Street (Business U.S. 77) and East 10th Street, on the left when traveling south on East Elizabeth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 E Elizabeth St, Brownsville TX 78520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
U.S. Federal Building Marker (<i>wide view; this marker on left; related marker on right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
2. U.S. Federal Building Marker (wide view; this marker on left; related marker on right)
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named U.S. Federal Building (here, next to this marker); Majestic Theatre (a few steps from this marker); Whitmans's Store (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Celaya Building (about 600 feet away); San Fernando Buildings (about 700 feet away); Federal Court Site (about 700 feet away); Miguel Fernandez Hide Yard (about 700 feet away); Fernandez Hide Yard (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
Regarding U.S. Federal Building. Marker is in the Brownsville Historical Trail series.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Federal Courthouses. U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (1932-1999) (Submitted on June 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Old Federal Courthouse. The former United States Court House, Custom House, and Post Office in Brownsville, Texas, also known as the Old Federal Courthouse, is a former courthouse of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and currently serves as Brownsville City Hall. Completed in 1931, the building replaced the 1892 U.S. Court House, Custom House, and Post Office of that city, which was razed in 1931. The replacement for the 1931 building was, in turn, completed in 1999. The four-story building still houses an office of the United States Postal
U.S. Federal Building - Bill of Rights Plaque (<i>mounted on wall, above marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
3. U.S. Federal Building - Bill of Rights Plaque (mounted on wall, above marker)
Bill of Rights
Judicial Conference of the United States
Committee on the Bicentennial of the Constitution
Dec. 15, 1791 - Dec. 15, 1991
Service. (Submitted on June 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
U.S. Federal Building (1931) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
4. U.S. Federal Building (1931)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4. submitted on June 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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