LaBorde House, Store and Hotel - Rio Grande City TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PeterNoG
N 26° 22.657 W 098° 48.937
14R E 518393 N 2917516
LaBorde House, Store and Hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places. It's on East Main Street (US 83) at North Garza Street in Rio Grande City, Texas.
Waymark Code: WMKA8B
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 03/08/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
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~ paraphrased from the Secondary Website 2 link ~
La Borde House is one of Rio Grande City's best preserved and most well-known historic properties. Originally built as a single family house ca. 1897, Rio Grande City merchant Francois La Borde added two, 2-story wings designed by San Antonio architect Leo Diehlman to the front of his home and opened a hotel about 1915.
The hotel features a variety of architectural details including the extended front-gabled parapets of the projecting front wings and intricately corbelled brickwork is seen in the parapets and throughout the building.
Also interesting is that this courtyard (as a group with others in Rio Grande City) are considered contributing elements in the historic district.
Street address:
601 East Main Street
Rio Grande City, TX United States

County / Borough / Parish: Starr

Year listed: 1980

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899

Historic function: CCommerce/Trade, Domestic (Hotel, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store)

Current function: Domestic (Hotel)

Privately owned?: yes

Season start / Season finish: From: 03/08/2014 To: 03/08/2017

Hours of operation: From: 12:00 AM To: 11:59 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: [Web Link]

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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