Details for Montalvo House (Atlas Number 5271003440)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5271003440


Marker Number 3440
Atlas Number 5271003440
Marker Title Montalvo House
Index Entry Montalvo House
Address 103 E. Thomas Street
City Brackettville
County Kinney
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 362625
UTM Northing 3243576
Subject Codes Mexican immigrants/immigration; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1979
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location building now fronts Thomas Street just east of where H crosses Ann Street (and Rt. 334), Brackettville (called "The Well")
Marker Size 12" x 16" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Yldefonso Montalvo (1855-1941), also known by the name Obed Woods, built this dwelling about 1887. He used cedar pickets, caliche plaster, and other materials available in the area. Originally the kitchen and several outbuildings stood nearby. The educated son of an English mother and Mexican father, Montalvo was a rancher and an employee of Fort Clark and a local mercantile store. He and his wife Guadalupe (Reschman) (1868-1953) and their nine children lived here. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1979