650 Ruben M Torres Sr Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Pre-Summit Tour of Roma (National Historic Landmark), Rio Grande City and HidalgoSunday, February 25, 2018, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, lunch included Led by Stephen Fox, Architectural Historian $60
When architect and historian Mario L. Sánchez envisioned the Caminos del Río bi-national historical corridor in 1990 it was because he recognized that the 225-mile-long Tamaulipas-Texas border constituted a singular cultural province, especially apparent in the consistency of its nineteenth-century architecture. We will have the opportunity to visit key sites on the Texan side of the border that, thanks to the Texas Historical Commission’s Los Caminos del Rio program of the 1990s, have been embraced by their communities and preserved (and in many cases rehabilitated) to become landmarks of local identity and pride.