[Brownsville Post Office Construction]

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Photograph of construction of the Brownsville U.S. courthouse and post office, consisting of two completed stories, and support beams for the additional levels and the roof. There is scaffolding around the first two stories and several construction workers are visible on the top level, on the scaffolding, and in front of the building on the sidewalk below. The photograph is taken from the roof on another building across the street with part of another building and a crane visible on the left and an alley below on the right.

Physical Description

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

Creation Information

A. Rogers Studio May 3, 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. It has been viewed 174 times. 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 construction of the Brownsville U.S. courthouse and post office, consisting of two completed stories, and support beams for the additional levels and the roof. There is scaffolding around the first two stories and several construction workers are visible on the top level, on the scaffolding, and in front of the building on the sidewalk below. The photograph is taken from the roof on another building across the street with part of another building and a crane visible on the left and an alley below on the right.

Physical Description

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

Notes

Typewritten note on the back of the photograph: "U.S. Ct. H., Cust. H. & P.O. Brownsville, Texas. A.J. Rife Construction C., Contr. Looking West (Approx) May 3, 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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Creation Date

  • May 3, 1932

Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • July 3, 2020, 5:57 a.m.

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  • Aug. 1, 2020, 10:42 a.m.

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Total Uses: 174

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  • 25.902415, -97.499261

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A. Rogers Studio. [Brownsville Post Office Construction], photograph, May 3, 1932; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1261080/: accessed March 1, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Brownsville Historical Association.

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