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Webb-Martinez House

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1906. 1324 E. Madison St.

This central-hall-plan house sits in a double lot with front and side yards flanked by a classically detailed flat-roofed veranda. A dentiled brick cornice protrudes beyond the veranda to partially hide the hipped roof. Carefully maintained by descendants of the original owner, it is the landscaped setting, including brick sidewalk, as well as its late construction date for what is clearly a nineteenth-century dwelling type, that makes this residence stand out from its neighbors.

Across the street, La Nueva Libertad (1894), at 1301–1311 E. Madison Street, is another of Brownsville's ample family commercial compounds enveloped by a decorative wrought-iron double gallery.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Webb-Martinez House", [Brownsville, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-BS16.

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