Details for McNair House (Atlas Number 5507014711)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014711


Marker Number 14711
Atlas Number 5507014711
Marker Title McNair House
Index Entry McNair House
Address 39 Sunset Drive
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 650397
UTM Northing 2867448
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2008
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Brownsville architect A.H. Woolridge designed this home in 1937 for Malcolm Prothro (Jack) and Vivian Faust McNair. Jack McNair moved to Brownsville in 1921 to join his brother, Phillip, in a clothing manufacturing business. Jack eventually became sole owner of the company, and McNair Clothing Manufacturing Company grew to become the largest private employer south of San Antonio. The McNair family sold the company to Levi Strauss in 1972. The McNair House is a good local example of Monterey style architecture. Significant features include an L-shaped floor plan, second-story balcony, painted brick exterior, shuttered windows and a low-pitched roof. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 2008