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Fort Brown, Commissary & Guard House, May Street & Gorgas Drive, Brownsville, Cameron County, TX



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Location
May Street & Gorgas Drive vicinity, Brownsville, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3278
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-90).
Building/structure dates: 1904 initial construction
National Register Number: 66000881
Significance: Building 88 was constructed around 1903 as a commissary. After the Battle of Matamoros in June 1913 the building was used to hold Mexican insurgents as prisoners. It has a long history of adaptive re-use, having been remodeled first as a guard house, and then for Texas Southmost College as a chemistry building, and then as an art building.

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 NORTHWEST.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW FROM SOUTH.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 SOUTHEAST (FRONT) ELEVATION.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 TYPICAL WINDOW DETAIL.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 FRONT ENTRANCE.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 GENERAL VIEW OF BASEMENT WITH CELL AREA (POTTERY STUDIO).
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 IRONWORK DETAIL OF CELL (POTTERY STUDIO).
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 BASEMENT, GUARD HOUSE CELL DOOR DETAIL.
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 INTERIOR WINDOW DETAIL.
10. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 FIRST FLOOR STUDIO, INTERIOR WALL.


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