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El Globo Chiquito, 1054 East Monroe Street, Brownsville, Cameron County, TX



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Location
1054 East Monroe Street, Brownsville, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3275
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-96, FN-97).
Building/structure dates: 1887 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1921 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1930 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1933 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1947 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1960 subsequent work
Significance: El Globo Chiquito (Laiseca Store) is an excellent example of a modest, late nineteenth-century wood frame store. Built ca. 1887, the store's simple but rare twin-gabled form is relieved by shuttered doors running around the street facades of this corner building and by barge boards along the gables. This was the first of several locations of El Globo stores run by the Garza brothers, two Mexican citizens who lived in Brownsville. The Laiseca family has operated a store there since 1921.

Related Names
Laiseca, Domingo
Garza, Manuel
Garza, Adolpho


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, 11TH STREET PERSPECTIVE FROM SOUTHWEST.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 SOUTHEAST ELEVATION ON 11TH STREET.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 SIDE ENTRANCE DOOR (SECOND ENTRANCE DOOR FROM LEFT) OPEN.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 FAR RIGHT SIDE ENTRANCE DOOR, OPEN.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 SIDE DOORS SEEN FROM INTERIOR.
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 STORE INTERIOR.


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