BROWNSVILLE, Texas (January 16, 2019) – The Texas Historical Commission on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at a State Board of Review Meeting held in Laredo, Texas, approved the nomination for the Central Brownsville Historic District.
The Central Brownsville Historic District is bounded by East Levee, East 10th, East Monroe, and East 15th/East 14th Streets as well as a two-block extension along the 800 and 900 blocks of East Elizabeth Street.
“Brownsville’s rich history and cultural legacy bring our city among those at the forefront of historic places in the state of Texas,” said Planning & Development Services Director, Constanza Miner. “This nomination approval by THC brings the City closer to secure the Central Brownsville District’s designation on the National Register for Historic Places. Most importantly, this designation will provide investors with additional incentives to spur downtown redevelopment and lay the groundwork to create a more robust heritage tourism experience.”