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Las Albercas de Abajo

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c. 1850. FM 3073, 3.4 miles east of FM 649

Eleven miles north of Randado, the complex is part of the conglomerate of nineteenth-century ranches throughout South Texas historically tied to artesian wells. Las Albercas includes a large, flat-roofed, caliche-block, fortified dwelling with a thirty-foot-high torreón (bastion) that may be glimpsed, at a distance, on the north side of the road immediately after crossing the creek.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.



Gerald Moorhead et al., "Las Albercas de Abajo", [Hebbronville, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 263-263.

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