Details for Fort Brown Cavalry Barracks (Atlas Number 5061001965)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061001965


Marker Number 1965
Atlas Number 5061001965
Marker Title Fort Brown Cavalry Barracks
Index Entry Fort Brown Cavalry Barracks
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 651384
UTM Northing 2865113
Subject Codes buildings; World War II; forts; military topics
Marker Year 1987
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Fort Brown - Campus of TX Southmost College, Brownsville.
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text This building, associated with the rebuilding of Fort Brown after the Civil War, housed cavalry units until World War I, when it served as a quartermaster warehouse and commissary. Closed after World War II, the building was leased by private industry until purchased by Texas Southmost College. The one-story brick structure features an elongated T-plan, with a central entry through an arched opening, and reconstructed shed-roof porches.