Details for Manautou House (Atlas Number 5061003196)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061003196


Marker Number 3196
Atlas Number 5061003196
Marker Title Manautou House
Index Entry Manautou House
Address 5 E. Elizabeth St.
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 649665
UTM Northing 2866537
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Mexican immigrants/immigration; design and construction; Praire School (Archictectural style)
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location S. East Elizabeth Street, Brownsville (at Ralim Blvd.).
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Enrique Manautou (1885-1962) had this residence built for his family in 1925 by Brownsville architect Edward Guy Holliday (1891-1961). A native of Mexico, Manautou became one of the city's most prominent retail merchants and civic leaders. Manautou's family continued to reside in the house after his death. The Brownsville landmark features a hipped tile roof with broad eaves and is a rare Texas example of the Prairie School style of architecture.