Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming


Home

>

Texas

>

Brownsville

>

Cross Family House, 911 East Madison Street, Brownsville, Cameron County, TX



See 10 maps of this location


B&W Photos

HB1094853

HB1094854

HB1094855

HB1094856

HB1094857

HB1094858

HB1094859

HB1094860

HB1094861


Data Pages


Item Title


Location
911 East Madison Street, Brownsville, TX

Find maps of Brownsville, TX


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3273
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-94).
Building/structure dates: 182 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1924 subsequent work
Significance: The Cross House is one of the best examples of the house form most typical of Brownsville in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These small wood frame structures are characterized by central halls with two rooms to either side, front porches, shuttered windows, and canted or double-pitched roofs supported by wooden posts. Built before 1906, the Cross House has floor-to-ceiling windows and an elaborate star-and-rinceau jigsaw decoration beneath the cornice of the front porch.

Subjects
Houses


Related Names
Cross, Jesus


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 VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW FROM WEST.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW FROM SOUTH.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 SOUTHWEST (FRONT) ELEVATION.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 FRONT WINDOW DETAIL.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 MAIN ENTRANCE.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW FROM NORTHEAST (REAR).
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 LIVING/DINING ROOM.
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 BEDROOM WITH FIREPLACE.


Back to Brownsville, Texas