El Paso in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
While Alderete's descendants continued to live in parts of the structure until 1969, other parts have been used for a variety of purposes. The house served as an outbuilding for the nearby mission, as a temporary courthouse, gristmill, school, dance hall, puppet show theatre, movie house, and county office building.
The style and usage of the Alderete-Candelaria House attest to the blending of Spanish, Indian, and American influences in the area. This cultural mix is an important part of El Paso County history.
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker
Location. 31° 41.418′ N, 106° 19.581′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on South Old Pueblo Drive south of Alameda Avenue (Texas Highway 20), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 South Old Pueblo Drive, El Paso TX 79907, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ysleta Plaza (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oldest Mission in Texas (about 600 feet away); First Mission and Pueblo in Texas (about 600 feet away); Site Of The First Mission In Texas (was about 600 feet away but has been reported missing. ); San Antonio de Senecú (approx. 1.6 miles away); Captain Frank Jones (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Camino Real (approx. 2½ miles away); Socorro (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Paso.
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