Details for Brulay House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507018453


Marker Number 18453
Atlas Number 5507018453
Marker Title Brulay House
Index Entry Brulay House
Address 611 W. Levee
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2016
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plaque with post
Marker Text In 1925, Louis and Inez (Grider) Brulay contracted with prominent Brownsville architect E. Guy Holliday to design a house within the city’s first suburb. Louis Brulay was the son of George Brulay, a French native who owned and operated the successful Brulay Sugar Plantation outside of the city. The home’s architectural influence follows the Spanish-Mediterranean style, prominent during this time and complementary to the region’s climate. Curved archways with Spanish tile accents, white textured stucco and red clay terracotta roof tiles adorn this historic structure. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK – 2016