[Federal Building Southwest Side]

Description

Photograph of the Southwest side of the Brownsville federal building, a large multi-story brick and stone building with three rows of rectangular windows and three archways in the middle of the ground floor. There is a long wooden structure in front of the building and on the right a ladder is leaning against a second-story window. In the foreground an unidentified woman is standing in front of an automobile on the other side of the street and on the left tree branches are partially visible.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm.

Creation Information

A. Rogers Studio December 1, 1932.

Context

This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2019 and was provided by the Brownsville Historical Association to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Brownsville Historical Association

The Brownsville Historical Association manages 7 historic buildings and museums in the Mitte Cultural District and Downtown Brownsville: Stillman House Museum, Heritage Museum, Market Square Research Center, Historic Alonso Building, Historic Brownsville Museum, the Old City Cemetery and the Laureles Ranch House Museum. Through exhibitions, educational programs, publications, cultural events, and archival collections, BHA shares Brownsville’s history and cultural arts with the local community.

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Description

Photograph of the Southwest side of the Brownsville federal building, a large multi-story brick and stone building with three rows of rectangular windows and three archways in the middle of the ground floor. There is a long wooden structure in front of the building and on the right a ladder is leaning against a second-story window. In the foreground an unidentified woman is standing in front of an automobile on the other side of the street and on the left tree branches are partially visible.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm.

Notes

Typewritten note on the back of the photograph: "U.S. Ct. H., Cust. H. & P.O., Brownsville, Texas. A.J. Rife Construction Co., Contr. South West Front-Elizabeth St. Entrance. Dec. 1, 1932."

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Rescuing Texas History, 2019

Rescuing Texas History collects photographs, newspaper articles, letters, postcards, and other historical materials from across the state and beyond to document and preserve the rich history of the state.

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  • December 1, 1932

Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • July 3, 2020, 5:57 a.m.

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  • Aug. 1, 2020, 11:16 a.m.

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  • 25.902415, -97.499261

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A. Rogers Studio. [Federal Building Southwest Side], photograph, December 1, 1932; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1261044/: accessed September 30, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Brownsville Historical Association.

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