You are here

Fernández-Celaya Houses

-A A +A
1912, M. E. Tracy. 405 and 411 E. Washington St.

Parts of the West End transitioned to mainstream styles, as revealed by a pair of grand Colonial Revival residences built side by side for a newly wed couple and their in-laws. Both houses were constructed by Tracy with his signature monumental order porticoes curving out from double-tiered galleries. Set on generous, well-landscaped lots, the recently rehabilitated buildings were symbolic of the marriage alliance between two of the most successful Spanish immigrant families in Brownsville: the Fernández at number 405, and the Celaya at number 411.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.