Details for Filippone Building (Atlas Number 5271012735)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5271012735

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Marker Number 12735
Atlas Number 5271012735
Marker Title Filippone Building
Index Entry Filippone Building
Address El Paso and Brown Streets
City Brackettville
County Kinney
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 362335
UTM Northing 3243417
Subject Codes Italian immigrants/immigration; commercial buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 2001
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location El Paso and Brown Streets
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Filippone Building 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