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Jesus Trevino Fort, San Ygnacio, Texas
photo: Mario Sanchez
|Location||Jct. of Uribe and Trevino Sts., San Ygnacio, Texas|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||Jesus Trevino and Blas Maria Uribe|
|NRHP Reference #||73002342|
|Added to NRHP||July 16, 1973|
|Designated NHL||August 6, 1998|
The small community of San Ygnacio was settled in 1830. The San Ygnacio Historic District includes Spanish and Mexican-influenced buildings that date from this earliest period of settlement up to the late 19th century. The majority of the buildings in the town are masonry, constructed of massive blocks of sandstone surfaced with stucco. The buildings are generally rectangular with flat roofs. Window and door openings have decorative surrounds, and many have prominent carved cornices.
Jesus Treviño, founder of San Ygnacio, built this home in 1830, safeguarding family and neighbors here during frequent Indian raids. The house became known as Fort Treviño. Later Blas Maria Uribe, his son-in-law, built the loopholed fort and in 1851 had a native stone made into a polished sundial and set into the north wall of the fort.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Trevino-Uribe Rancho". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-03-07.
- Myers and Heck (August 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Trevino-Uribe Rancho" (PDF). National Park Service. and http://focus.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NHLS/Photos/73002342.pdf
- San Ygnacio, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. TX-3112, "San Ygnacio Ranch Buildings, Uribe & Trevino Streets, San Ygnacio, Zapata County, TX", 17 photos, 5 measured drawings, 3 data pages, supplemental material