Details for Kowalski-Dennett Home

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061002976


Marker Number 2976
Atlas Number 5061002976
Marker Title Kowalski-Dennett Home
Index Entry Kowalski-Dennett Home
Address 507 SE Elizabeth St.
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 650068
UTM Northing 2866092
Subject Codes French Second Empire (architectural style); houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 507 Southeast Elizabeth Street, Brownsville
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text French mansard house built 1893 for Louis and Amelia Kowalski by S.W. Brooks, designer of many public structures. Kowalski, a customhouse broker, was Cameron County treasurer, then district clerk for more than 40 years. Also prominent in the area were Jesse and Mary Dennett, who bought the house in 1926. Dennett's maternal grandfather came here 1846 in Mexican war; paternal grandfather came 1866 with U.S. Army of observation.

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