Manautou Building

Manautou Building (HM28E5)

Location: Brownsville, TX 78520 Cameron County
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Country: United States of America
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N 25° 54.109', W 97° 29.832'

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Enrique Manautou came to Texas from Mexico in 1902.
With area commerce bolstered by the arrival of the railroad and Mexican Revolution refugees, he began a string of dry goods stores in the lower Rio Grande Valley in 1913. Manautou moved to Brownsville in the early 1920s with his wife, Irene G. Manautou. In 1928, he opened the E. Manautou Department Store in this historic Market Square District. Page Brothers architects of Austin designed the two-story Chicago style building of brick, cut stone, prism glass clerestory and plate glass display windows. Manautou was a prominent citizen and the first Mexican American to be President of the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2012
Marker is Property of the State of Texas
HM NumberHM28E5
Year Placed2012
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 650532 N 2865673
Decimal Degrees25.90181667, -97.49720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 54.109', W 97° 29.832'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 54' 6.5400000000001" N, 97° 29' 49.92" W
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Area Code(s)956
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1201 E Washington St, Brownsville TX 78520, US
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