Details for La Madrilena (Atlas Number 5061003000)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061003000


Marker Number 3000
Atlas Number 5061003000
Marker Title La Madrilena
Index Entry La Madrilena
Address 1002 E. Madison
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 650471
UTM Northing 2866008
Subject Codes Spanish immigrants/immigration; commercial buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1988
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1000 East Madison Street, Brownsville
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text A native of Spain, Adrian Ortiz (1860-1957) emigrated to Brownsville before he was 18 and lived with relatives who trained him as a merchant. He built this structure in 1892 to house his mercantile operation, La Madrilena (native of Madrid), an important community business for over 60 years. The vernacular store building features corbeled brickwork, parapets with pinnacles, and paneled doors with transoms.