Details for L. E. Snavely House (Atlas Number 5061002981)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061002981


Marker Number 2981
Atlas Number 5061002981
Marker Title L. E. Snavely House
Index Entry Snavely, L. E., House
City Harlingen
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 626518
UTM Northing 2899638
Subject Codes agriculture, general; houses, residential buildings; design and construction
Marker Year 1986
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From intersection of US 77 and FM 2994, Wilson Road, in Harlingen, take FM 2994, west about .7 mile to Harlingen city limit.
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text This land was a dense chaparral of mesquite and ebony trees when it was bought by Levi Elmer (1869-1939) and Lenna Edmondson (1872-1938) Snavely in 1919. They had moved to Harlingen from Oklahoma in 1909 to grow citrus and market the fruit under the label "La Bonita." In 1928, architect Birger A. Elwing designed for them this picturesque, Norman Style house, which they called La Bonita. The hollow-tile structure is faced with brick and accented with occasional rough boulders.