Details for Alta Vista Apartments (Atlas Number 5061000132)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061000132


Marker Number 132
Atlas Number 5061000132
Marker Title Alta Vista Apartments
Index Entry Alta Vista Apartments
Address 700 Polk St
City Port Isabel
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 678624
UTM Northing 2885511
Subject Codes buildings; Mediterranean (architectural style)
Marker Year 1988
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 700 Polk Street, Port Isabel.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate 16 x 12"
Marker Text Constructed in 1931 for the Gaskill-Hodgson Company, this Mediterranean Style structure is the oldest apartment building in Port Isabel. A survivor of numerous coastal storms and hurricanes, the complex originally consisted of three each one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and efficiency apartments. Prominent features of the two-story stucco building include its asymmetrical massing, arched-entry porches, covered balconies, and red tile roof. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988