Details for Cueto Building (La Nueva Libertad) (Atlas Number 5061001128)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061001128

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Marker Number 1128
Atlas Number 5061001128
Marker Title Cueto Building (La Nueva Libertad)
Index Entry Cueto Building (La Nueva Libertad)
Address 1301 E. Madison St.
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 650808
UTM Northing 2865782
Subject Codes Spanish immigrants/immigration; commercial buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1985
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text A fine example of late Nineteenth Century South Texas commercial architecture, this building was constructed in 1893 to house the expanding grocery and mercantile, retail and wholesale business of Don Andres Cueto (1862-1927), a native of Spain. "La Nueva Libertad," as the business was known, included a retail store, storerooms, a carriage house, and domed brick bakery ovens. Prominent features of the building include its corbelled brick cornice and parapet. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1985