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La Madrilena, 1002 East Madison Street, Brownsville, Cameron County, TX



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Location
1002 East Madison Street, Brownsville, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3281
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-77).
Building/structure dates: 1892 initial construction
Significance: La Madrilena (a native of Madrid), built in 1892, is a noteworthy example of a small-scale brick corner store. The brick work of the openings, which extend around the store and the elaborate cornice treatment, are both typical of Rio Grande Valley architecture, although the detailing of the pilasters, corbelling and pinnacles is unusual in a building of this size. The store's massing and proportions are particularly fine. La Madrilena was built by Adrian Ortiz, who operated a general store there until his death in 1957.

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 SOUTH.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 SOUTHWEST.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW OF FRONT ELEVATION FROM NORTHEAST.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 NORTHEAST (FRONT) ELEVATION.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 BRICKWORK OF PEDIMENT AND DOORWAY.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 BRICKWORK DETAIL, PILASTER.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 E. MADISON STREET ENTRANCE DOORWAY.
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW SOUTHEAST THROUGH MAIN BLOCK.
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 SOUTHWEST ELL, SHOWING ROOF DAMAGE.


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