Details for Cisneros House (Atlas Number 5507018415)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507018415


Marker Number 18415
Atlas Number 5507018415
Marker Title Cisneros House
Index Entry Cisneros House
Address 207 E. Washington
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2016
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28" with post
Marker Text Manuel J. Cisneros-Garcia (1893-1943), a Brownsville pharmacist and businessman, and his wife, Aurora Longoria-Elizalde de Cisneros (1891-1973), were Mexican immigrants who became respected members of the city’s business and cultural community. The Cisneros began construction in 1926 in the West End neighborhood. The couple respected the border’s distinct cultural and social identity, and this was reflected in the architecture of the house. Designed by architect-builder Ben V. Proctor, the eclectic “chalet” style is a nod to both Mexican influences with brick walls and a clay tile roof, and the Anglo-American tradition of dormer hoods, gabled roof and overhanging eaves. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK – 2016