Details for Pitt House (Atlas Number 5507016849)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016849

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Marker Number 16849
Atlas Number 5507016849
Marker Title Pitt House
Index Entry Pitt House
Address 1806 Palm Boulevard
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2011
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 0.1 mile north of corner of Palm Blvd. & Ringgold Street
Marker Size 18" x 28" without post
Marker Text PITT HOUSE ARTHUR PITT OF ENGLAND ARRIVED IN GALVESTON, TEXAS IN 1909 WHERE HE FOUND WORK AT A CITRUS NURSERY. PITT MOVED TO THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY IN 1918 WHERE HE FOUNDED A CITRUS TREE BUSINESS THAT HE RAN FOR SIXTY YEARS. IN 1930, PITT AND HIS WIFE, EVELYN ROPER PITT, CONTRACTED E. GUY HOLLIDAY, AN ARCHITECT WHO HAD WORKED WITH TROST & TROST IN EL PASO, TO DESIGN A HOME FOR THE FAMILY. THE HOUSE FEATURES TRADITIONAL SPANISH REVIVAL ELEMENTS, SUCH AS AN ASYMMETRICAL FLOOR PLAN, LOW-PITCHED TILE ROOF, HALF-ROUND ARCHES, AND ORNATE TILE. IT ALSO INCLUDES EUROPEAN DESIGN ELEMENTS, SUCH AS CUSTOM-MADE TILE PATTERNS AND A PRE-CAST CONCRETE CROSS-PATTERN IN THE FOYER WINDOW THAT REFLECT PITT’S BRITISH HERITAGE.