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King-Kenedy Warehouse

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c. 1851. 200 block of W. Water St.

The warehouse stored goods transported by the Stillman, Kenedy, and King river trade monopoly, enabling their later investments in ranching and railroads. The long, two-story, hipped-roof, brick commercial structure with nearly a full-width wooden balcony also served as the county courthouse prior to 1886. Although linked to Anglo-American building traditions, the warehouse, reflecting the hybrid culture of the border, includes a side gate leading to a high-walled courtyard extending the full length of the lot in the Mexican custom.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "King-Kenedy Warehouse", [Rio Grande City, 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, 287-287.

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