The three-building complex was built by Navarro, one of the two Mexican Texans who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico in 1836, and a coauthor of the constitution of the Republic of Texas. It is also significant as the sole surviving compound in the city, including both a pre–Civil War residence and a place of business. The house is an L-plan limestone masonry structure with front and rear porches. Alongside the house is Navarro's law office, a two-story stone building with limestone quoins at the corners and one room on each floor. The three-room stone structure at the rear of the property is the detached kitchen building with front and rear porches similar to the main house.
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José Antonio Navarro House Complex
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