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Dr. Crisóforo Solís House

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1900. 405 E. Main St.

This town house sits virtually intact with its original full-width balcony, brick details, and interior furnishings. In continuous ownership by the Solís family, the house was built for a doctor with his office on the first floor, and the family residence on the second. The two-story edifice wraps around an interior courtyard accessed through a central, flat arched entrance with an escutcheon inscribed “C.S. 1900.” Sedate in appearance, the main elevation includes ten segmental-arched openings decorated with brick hood molds with diminutive dentil work. The openings, in turn, are filled by French doors with operable wooden panels. Crowning the entire front is a banded frieze and cornice with corbeled brick pendants. As a composition, the frieze and cornice are set within, or floating in, the upper portion of the elevation, as opposed to extending to its top and sides, a feature also seen downriver in Brownsville and Matamoros.

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Author: 
Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Dr. Crisóforo Solís House", [Rio Grande City, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-SM25.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 287-288.

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