Details for Tijerina House (Atlas Number 5061005491)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061005491


Marker Number 5491
Atlas Number 5061005491
Marker Title Tijerina House
Index Entry Tijerina House
Address 333 E. Adams
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 650230
UTM Northing 2866118
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; cowboys
Marker Year 1979
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 333 E. Adams Street, Brownsville.
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text A descendant of the 18th Century Rio Grande settler Blas de la Garza Falcon, Tomas Tijerina (1860-1932) moved to this site in 1904. His original frame house was moved to the back of the lot in 1912 when the present brick home was built. Tijerina, a deputy sheriff for many years, designed the residence and his neighbor Teodoro Perez served as general carpenter. The exterior brick walls are supported by brick buttresses for protection from hurricane winds.