Details for Cavazos House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061000768


Marker Number 768
Atlas Number 5061000768
Marker Title Cavazos House
Index Entry Cavazos House
Address 608 E. Adams St.
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 650179
UTM Northing 2866124
Subject Codes Mexican immigrants/immigration; houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term); women, women's history topics
Marker Year 1984
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 608 E. Adams St.
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Fannie Seward Cavazos (1844-1928) moved from Ohio during the Civil War to Bagdad, Mexico. She came to Brownsville in 1870 with her husband, Wenceslao Cavazos. After his death in 1882 Fannie began a successful Mexican-style lace drawnwork business. She helped establish the Mexican Presbyterian Church in Brownsville. This home, built in 1905 for Fannie Cavazos by her daughters, is a good example of a Late Victorian cottage and features decorative woodwork. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1984