Casa Navarro State Historic Site
Casa Navarro in San Antonio was the residence of Texas patriot José Antonio Navarro (1795–1871), a rancher, merchant, and leading advocate for Tejano rights. The site is situated in the heart of old San Antonio, in what used to be a thriving Tejano neighborhood known as Laredito. The structures were acquired and restored by the San Antonio Conservation Society between 1960 and 1964. Today, visitors can tour Navarro’s one-story limestone house, read copies of his writing and discuss questions of history with informed staff. There is also a two-story square store and office building, noted for its bold quoins, which anchor the edges of the building’s walls. The detached adobe and caliche block kitchen is typical of early Texas architecture with front and rear porches.