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

San Román Building

 
 
San Román Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
1. San Román Building Marker
Inscription.
Erected 1850 for Don Jose San Román, native of Biscay, Spain - importer, steamboat owner, merchant, investor in city lots. He and successor, Feliciano San Román, backed the Rio Grande Railroad.

Fulgencio Lopez was last of San Romans in charge here.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1966

 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4553.)
 
Location. 25° 54.045′ N, 97° 29.862′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is on East Elizabeth Street (Business U.S. 77) south of East 12th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker and Texas Historical Medallion are mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, at the left edge of the building, facing East Elizabeth Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1245 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. San Roman Building (here, next to this marker); Federal Court Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Celaya Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Brownsville Home of Charles Stillman
San Román Building (<i>front view from Elizabeth Street; marker visible left edge of building</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
2. San Román Building (front view from Elizabeth Street; marker visible left edge of building)
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stillman House / Residencia Stillman (about 400 feet away); Stillman House Museum (about 400 feet away); Manautou Building (about 400 feet away); Stillman House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
Regarding San Román Building. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (1966)
 
Also see . . .  José San Román. José San Román, merchant, banker, and broker in the contraband cotton trade of the Civil War, son of Joaquín María de San Román, was born at Valle de Arcentales, Bilbao, Spain, in 1822. He came to America in the late 1830s and settled in New Orleans, where he was apprenticed to the English merchandise firm Thorn M. Grath Company. In 1846 San Román moved to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and established a dry-goods firm sponsored by the company. By 1850 the business extended across the Rio Grande to the newly incorporated town of Brownsville, Texas. San Román prospered and expanded his business into commercial credit, trustee holdings, real estate, and cotton brokerage. (Submitted on June 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Hispanic AmericansIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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