Details for Public Market and Town Hall (Atlas Number 5061004135)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061004135


Marker Number 4135
Atlas Number 5061004135
Marker Title Public Market and Town Hall
Index Entry Public Market and Town Hall
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 650531
UTM Northing 2865675
Subject Codes buildings; commercial buildings
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location At Market Square and E. 11th Street, Brownsville.
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Authorized 1850. On land deeded forever for this purpose. Butchers, other vendors moved in during 1851. Building complete with top story and bell tower, 1852. Town hall over market used for Presbyterian church services. In high wind of 1867 lost its second floor. Restored 1868. Remodeled 1912, 1948. Original foundations and walls still survive in the modern market.