Stillman House / Residencia Stillman

Stillman House / Residencia Stillman (HM27WF)

Location: Brownsville, TX 78520 Cameron County
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N 25° 54.052', W 97° 29.787'

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Built in 1850 in Greek Revival style by Henry Miller, who operated the nearby Miller Hotel, for Brownville founder, Charles Stillman, and his new bride, Elizabeth.
They occupied the house until 1853 and their first two children were born here.
In 1858 Miller sold the house to prominent local merchant Manuel Trevino de los Santos Coy, who hosted Gen. Porfirio Diaz in 1876 as Diaz planned his eventually successful revolution to assume the presidency of Mexico. The Trevino home served as the Mexican Consulate during the Diaz era. It also served for a time as the home of Thomas Carson, long-time Brownsville Mayor and Cameron County Judge. The house remained with the Trevino family until purchased in 1958 by Chauncey D. Stillman, great grandson of Charles, who restored the structure and donated it to the city as a museum.

Construida en 1850 en estilo neogriego por Henry Miller, gerente del cercano Hotel Miller, para el fundador de Brownsville, Charles Stillman, y de su nueva esposa, Elizabeth. La casa fue ocupada hasta 1853, y en ella nacieron sus dos primeros hijos. En 1858, Miller vendio la propiedad a un comerciante local importante, Manuel Trevino de los Santos Coy, que alojo al General Porfirio Diaz en 1876 mientras este planeo su revolucion existosa para asumir la presidencia

de Mexico. Mas tarde, el edificio sirvio como Consulado Mexicano durante el mandato presidential de Diaz.
Tambien fue el hogar de Thomas Carson, Presidente de la Municipalidad de Brownsville durante mucho tiempo, asi como Juez del Condado de Cameron. La casa permenecio en la familia Trevino hasta que fue comprada en 1958 por Chauncey D. Stillman, bisnieto de Charles, quien restauro la residencia para donarla a la ciudad como museo.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1964
Marker is property of the State of Texas
HM NumberHM27WF
Year Placed2018
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 650608 N 2865568
Decimal Degrees25.90086667, -97.49645000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 54.052', W 97° 29.787'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 54' 3.12" N, 97° 29' 47.22" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)956
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1325 E Washington St, Brownsville TX 78520, US
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