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

U.S. Federal Building

 
 
U.S. Federal Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
1. U.S. Federal Building Marker
Inscription.
(English)
Built in 1933, this four-story building is of the Second Renaissance Revival style. Features include decorative arches at the main entrance, stone quoins at the corners, tile roof, and decorative cornice. The building houses the U.S. Post Office, Federal Courtrooms, and related offices.

(Spanish)
Construido en 1933, este edificio de cuatro pisos es de estilo del Renacimiento Italiano. Incluye detalles arquitectonicos tales como arcos decorativos en la entrada principal, piedras angulares en las esquinas, techo de tejas y una cornisa decorativa. Fue construido a fines del auge economico del la decada del 1920. Dentro del edificio se encuentran la Oficina de Correos, las salas de justicia, y oficinas del Tribunal Federal.

Funding provided by Butch, Nina and Diana Barbosa
& Leonel T. Garza, Leo A. Garza, and Laura B. Garza

 
Erected by City of Brownsville.
 
Location. 25° 54.143′ N, 97° 29.966′ 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
U.S. Federal Building Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
2. U.S. Federal Building Marker (tall view)
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 East Elizabeth Street, Brownsville TX 78520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. 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); Federal Court Site (about 700 feet away); San Fernando Buildings (about 700 feet away); Miguel Fernandez Hide Yard (about 700 feet away); Public Market and Town Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is in the Brownsville Heritage 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
U.S. Federal Building Marker (<i>wide view; this marker on right, related marker on left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
3. U.S. Federal Building Marker (wide view; this marker on right, related marker on left)
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 Service. (Submitted on June 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
U.S. Federal Building - Bill of Rights Plaque (<i>mounted on wall, near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
4. U.S. Federal Building - Bill of Rights Plaque (mounted on wall, near marker)
Bill of Rights
Judicial Conference of the United States
Committee on the Bicentennial of the Constitution
Dec. 15, 1791 - Dec. 15, 1991
U.S. Federal Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
5. U.S. Federal Building
 
 
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 35 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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