Details for Alonso Complex (Atlas Number 5061011776)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061011776


Marker Number 11776
Atlas Number 5061011776
Marker Title Alonso Complex
Index Entry Alonso Complex
Address 510 E. St. Charles
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 649845
UTM Northing 2865901
Subject Codes commercial buildings; houses, residential buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1998
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Spanish-born Manuel Alonso (1846-1922) constructed the one-story residence on this site in 1877 and added the two-story mercantile building by 1890. His "Los Dos Canones" mercantile was a popular gathering place for local residents. French and Spanish influences are evident in the cast iron porch elements (probably from New Orleans), French windows and corbelled brickwork. The complex was again used as a fine goods mercantile from 1925-1944. The Alonso family retained ownership of the complex until 1944. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1998