Details for Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914 (Atlas Number 5061000640)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061000640


Marker Number 640
Atlas Number 5061000640
Marker Title Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914
Index Entry Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914
Address 1131 E. Jefferson St.
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 650447
UTM Northing 2865845
Subject Codes courthouses
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1131 E. Jefferson Street, Brownsville.
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Completed in 1883, this was the first courthouse built by Cameron County officials, who previously rented or purchased office space. This three-story brick structure served as the county courthouse until 1914, when a new building was erected. Rio Grande Lodge No. 81, A.F.&A.M., then occupied this structure. The original roof, with its gables and central tower, was removed during remodeling.