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Browne-Wagner House, 245 East Saint Charles Street, Brownsville, Cameron County, TX



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Item Title


Location
245 East Saint Charles Street, Brownsville, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3271
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-93).
Building/structure dates: 1894 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1967 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1970 subsequent work
National Register Number: 77001430
Significance: The Browne-Wagner House is an excllent example of Brownsville's turn-of-the-century, detached, two-story brick residences. Built in 1894 by local architect Samuel W. Brooks, the house is designed to take advantage of prevailing winds from the Gulf of Mexico. The house has been connected with several prominent Rio Grande Valley families, including the Brownes, Hallams, Hooks, Raymonds, and Wagners. (National Register, August 22, 1977).

Subjects
Houses


Related Names
Brooks, Samuel W.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 DISTANT VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 NORTHEAST ELEVATION.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 NORTHEAST CORNER OF GROUNDS WITH PLAYHOUSE.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 DETAIL OF CORNICE AND GABLE-END WINDOWS.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 MAIN ENTRANCE NORTH END OF PORCH, RECESSED SOUTHEAST FACADE.
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 LIVING ROOM.
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 DINING ROOM.
10. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 ENTRANCE STAIRWAY AND HALL WITH NEWELL POST LIGHT FIXTURE.
11. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 KITCHEN.


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