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Benavides-Herrera House

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c. 1879; c. 1900 additions. 802 Grant St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The house reveals the arrival of the Border Brick style to Laredo. The original sandstone building was later superimposed with a molded brick cornice with partial pilasters. Other c. 1900 additions converted the structure into an L-plan dwelling, including a gabled kitchen wing. The house was a wedding gift for Natividad Herrera, who married a Benavides and also served in the Confederate Army, as did most male members of Laredo's colonial elite.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Benavides-Herrera House", [Laredo, 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, 270-270.

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