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Stillman House, 1305 East Washington Street, Brownsville, Cameron County, TX



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Item Title


Location
1305 East Washington Street, Brownsville, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3285
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-82).
Building/structure dates: 185 initial construction
Significance: Stillman House, built in the 1850s, is one of the oldest residences in Brownsville. The house is said to have been the residence of Charles Stillman who owned and developed the original townsite of Brownsville. In the 1890s the house was occupied by Thomas Carson, agent for Stillman interests, and mayor of Brownsville from 1879-1892. This small-scale Greek Revival house has been preserved as a museum by the Brownsville Historical Association, the city of Brownsville, and the generosity of Stillman descendants.

Related Names
Stillman, Chauncey
Stillman, Charles
Camarillo, Kino


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 WEST.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 SOUTHEAST (FRONT) ELEVATION.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 FRONT ELEVATION FROM SOUTHEAST.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW OF FRONT FROM SOUTHWEST.
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 NORTH (REAR) CORNER OF SITE.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 PORCH WINDOW DETAIL.
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 PATIO SHOWING OLD STABLE AND CARRIAGE HOUSE VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST.
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 OLD CISTERN IN KITCHEN PATIO.
10. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 ATTIC VENT.
11. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 FOUNDATION VENT DETAIL (PHOTOGRAPHER'S REFLECTOR BOARD ON LEFT).
12. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 PARLOR.
13. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 CENTRAL HALL.


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