Fort Brown

S edge of Brownsville off International Blvd., Brownsville, Texas

Photos 

Fort Brown, Medical Laboratory

1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 NORTHEAST (FRONT) ELEVATION, FACING ONTO CAMPUS.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Description 

The Fort Brown Medical Laboratory was built in 1867. It is a good example of a utilitarian, permanent military structure built from local materials. William Crawford Gorgas, Surgeon General of the United States Army, and noted for his research on yellow fever which earned him world-wide fame, was stationed at Fort Brown from 1882 to 1884, and possibly worked in this building during his tour of duty there. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS TX-3279)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000811
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
District
Historic function
Fortification
Current function
College
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1846; 1917
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 15
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 3

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