||Don Florencio Saenz Homestead
||Saenz, Don Florencio, Homestead
||Rancho Toluca Road
||ranches/ranching; Spanish immigrants/immigration
||Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
||at Toluca Ranch: from intersection of US 281 and FM 1015, go S on FM 1015 about 0.8 mi., then take Rancho Toluca Road E 0.27 mi. to palm tree lined lane, then go S 0.25 mi.
||16" x 12"
|| Built on family Spanish land grant in 1902. Headquarters for Toluca Ranch, which at one time stretched 17 miles north from the Rio Grande. Here Saenz operated a mercantile store, promoting cattle ranching and river farming as successful business ventures for the valley.
Site of 1915 bandit raid in which a private was killed when U.S. soldiers discovered and fought off desperadoes trying to burn the house.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965.