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Fort Brown, Medical Laboratory, May Street & Gorgas Drive, Brownsville, Cameron County, TX



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Item Title


Location
May Street & Gorgas Drive vicinity, Brownsville, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3279
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-91).
Building/structure dates: 1867 initial construction
National Register Number: 66000811
Significance: The Fort Brown Medical Laboratory was built in 1867. It is a good example of a utilitarian, permanent military structure built from local materials. William Crawford Gorgas, Surgeon General of the United States Army, and noted for his research on yellow fever which earned him world-wide fame, was stationed at Fort Brown from 1882 to 1884, and possibly worked in this building during his tour of duty there.

Related Names
Gorgas, William Crawford


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 NORTHEAST (FRONT) ELEVATION, FACING ONTO CAMPUS.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 NORTHEAST (FRONT) ELEVATION RIGHT FLANK, FROM EAST.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 DISTANT VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 STREET (REAR) FACADE FROM SOUTHWEST.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 TYPICAL WINDOW EXTERIOR.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 PRIVATE OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR.
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 FRONT ENTRANCE DOOR, NORTHEAST FACADE.
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 GENERAL OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR.


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