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Tomas Tijerina House, 333 East Adams Street, Brownsville, Cameron County, TX



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Location
333 East Adams Street, Brownsville, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3286
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-83, FN-84).
Building/structure dates: 1912 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1914 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1918 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1957 subsequent work
Significance: Designed and built in 1912 by Tomas Tijerina, this house is notable for its fine brick detailing, characteristic of Rio Grande Valley architecture. The unusual buttresses were added to help the house withstand winds of hurricane force. The Tijerina family is descended from the holders of the original Spanish Land Grants to this area, and has played an active part in the history of the valley.

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 LOOKING SOUTHEAST ON ADAMS STREET.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 SOUTHWEST (FRONT) ELEVATION.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW FROM NORTHWEST.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 CORNER BUTTRESSES.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 DECORATIVE STRINGCOURSE ON FRONT.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 FRONT ENTRANCE.
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 SOUTHEAST CORNER BEDROOM.
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 FRONT ENTRANCE HALL.
10. Historic American Buildings Survey, Photocopy of family photograph, 1914, FRONT ELEVATION, TIJERINA HOUSE, 1914, L TO R: MRS. TIJERINA'S SISTER (NO NAME), MRS. LUCINDE GARCIA DE TIJERINA, HORTENSIA TIJERINA, AND MR. TOMAS TIJERINA WHO BUILT THE HOUSE.


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