Details for Filippone Building (Atlas Number 5271012735)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5271012735


Marker Number 12735
Atlas Number 5271012735
Marker Title Filippone Building
Index Entry Filippone Building
City Brackettville
County Kinney
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 362291
UTM Northing 3243641
Subject Codes Italian immigrants/immigration; commercial buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 2001
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location James and Riordan streets (Kinney County Heritage Museum).
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Italian stonemasons Giovanni B. Filippone (1845-1917) and Giovanni Cassinelli purchased property here in 1883-85 and in 1885 built the six-sided portion of this limestone block building. Filippone became sole owner in 1887 and operated a general store on the first floor, while his family lived on the second floor. The five-sided, one-story section was added early in the 20th century. Abandoned by the 1940s, the Filippone Building underwent rehabilitation in the 1990s and now stands as an important reminder of Brackettville's commercial heritage. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001