You are here

José Nestor Sáenz Store

-A A +A
1884, Heinrich Portscheller. 507 Portscheller St.

This notable building designed for the Sáenz family is one of the finest of Portscheller's creations. The L-plan one-story brick store is composed of multiple bays with door openings denoting its commercial function. The brickwork is intricate, extending from its Doric pilasters with molded brick bases to its architraves, and to a projecting cornice with minute dentils where, just below, the name “Nestor Sáenz” is embossed in brick. The site slopes to the river at its rear and the brick banqueta along the Juárez Street elevation steps down to the historic wharf area where steamboats once unloaded goods destined for Mexico.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Gerald Moorhead et al.
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

Gerald Moorhead et al., "José Nestor Sáenz Store", [Roma, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-SM12.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 284-284.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,