San Agustin de Laredo Historic District

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San Agustin de Laredo Historic District
San Agustin Cathedral Tower.JPG
San Agustin de Laredo Historic District was named after the San Agustin Cathedral
San Agustin de Laredo Historic District is located in Texas
San Agustin de Laredo Historic District
Location Downtown Laredo
Nearest city Laredo, Texas
Coordinates 27°30′12″N 99°30′20″W / 27.50333°N 99.50556°W / 27.50333; -99.50556Coordinates: 27°30′12″N 99°30′20″W / 27.50333°N 99.50556°W / 27.50333; -99.50556
Area 300 acres (1.2 km²)
Built 1755
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Mission, Spanish Revival, Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 73001983
Added to NRHP 1973
The St. Agustine Parochial School existed at the San Agustin Historical District in front of the San Agustin Plaza from 1927-1976. The structure, adjacent to San Agustin Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic educational center.

The San Agustin de Laredo Historic District is a historical district that covers what was once the original city of Laredo, Texas that was established by Don Tomás Sánchez. Today, the district is located in Downtown Laredo. The San Agustin District is home to San Agustin Cathedral (which the district's named after) and to the Republic of the Rio Grande Capitol. Most of the district's streets are made from bricks. Most of the buildings in the district reflect Spanish and Mexican influences and are made from masonry. The district is considered the last example of Spanish Colonization of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The San Agustin de Laredo Historic District is registered in the National Register of Historic Places since 1973. Its historic significance is Architecture and Engineering. Its architectural style is Mission, Spanish Revival, and Greek Revival.[1][2]

Gallery of San Agustin Historic District[edit]

Map of the San Agustin Historical District in 1892

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