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José Antonio Navarro House Complex

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c. 1850. 228 S. Laredo St.

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.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "José Antonio Navarro House Complex", [San Antonio, 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, 157-157.

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