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Olivera Dry Goods Store

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c. 1900. Main St. at Depot St.

This large-scale, two-story construction is built with walls of limestone rubble and was open until the 1960s. Roofless, and still partially covered in stucco, its segmental-arched openings are framed by smooth bands of plaster offset by rough-textured panels recalling the Mexican border vernacular in Roma and Rio Grande City.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Olivera Dry Goods Store", [Benavides, 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, 264-264.

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