Details for Fort Brown Commissary/Guardhouse (Atlas Number 5061001969)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061001969


Marker Number 1969
Atlas Number 5061001969
Marker Title Fort Brown Commissary/Guardhouse
Index Entry Fort Brown Commissary/Guardhouse
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 651149
UTM Northing 2865308
Subject Codes forts; military topics
Marker Year 1992
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Fort Brown - Grounds of TX Southwest College, Gorgias Street, Brownsville.
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Constructed in 1905 to serve as a food storage facility, this building was abandoned one year later when Fort Brown was closed. Upon reactivation of the post during Mexican border disturbances, the building served as a guardhouse and jail. Among those quartered here were political refugees following the Battle of Matamoros on June 4, 1913. The structure features a loading dock and a shed roof with gabled dormer over the entrance.