Details for Leyendecker House (Atlas Number 5479012290)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5479012290


Marker Number 12290
Atlas Number 5479012290
Marker Title Leyendecker House
Index Entry Leyendecker House
Address 204 Flores St.
City Laredo
County Webb
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1999
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text John Z. Leyendecker, a German immigrant who settled in the Texas Hill Country in 1845, came to Laredo between 1848 and 1850. A prominent merchant, Confederate army officer and civic leader, he built this house in 1866. His first wife was Maria Andrea Benavides, daughter of a prominent Laredo family. After her death he married her sister, Juliana. The house remained in the family until 1995. Designed in the "Mudejar" (Moorish) tradition, its features include a concrete cornice, arched doorway and flared pilaster base. The asymmetrical plan features patios (corredores) and arcades (galerias). Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1999