Details for Barreda House (Atlas Number 5061000308)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061000308


Marker Number 308
Atlas Number 5061000308
Marker Title Barreda House
Index Entry Barreda House
Address 642 E. Washington Street
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 650145
UTM Northing 2866036
Subject Codes agriculture, general; houses, residential buildings; Business topics, general; design and construction; Spanish Colonial Revival (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1994
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 642 E. Washington Street, Brownsville.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text This house was designed by architect Ben Clark and built in 1928-1929 for the firm of Barnes and Kenny for the family of Celestino Pardo Barreda (1858-1953). A 2-story buff brick Spanish Colonial Revival style house, it features twisted cast stone columns, iron balcony railings, a Mission parapet, and a sunroom with arched wood casement windows. Barreda, a native of Spain who came to Texas in 1872, owned a mercantile business and became an influential area commercial leader involved in banking and agriculture. The house has remained in the Barreda Family for more than 60 years.