Casa Navarro State Historic Site

228 S. Laredo St.
San Antonio
TX 78207

Casa Navarro State Historic Site

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The Casa Navarro State Historic Site is nestled in downtown San Antonio. The half-acre site is the restored home of Tejano patriot José Antonio Navarro (1795–1871). Today, visitors can tour Navarro's adobe home furnished with period antiques, read copies of his writing, and discuss questions of history with informed interpreters.

The original house complex consisted of three limestone, caliche block, and adobe structures, built about 1848. Casa Navarro is the only historic site in San Antonio dedicated to the interpretation of the Mexican history and heritage of Texas, as seen through the life of Navarro, a prominent San Antonio merchant, rancher and statesman.

Navarro served as a member of the Texas legislatures under Mexico, the Republic of Texas and the State of Texas. Representing San Antonio Tejanos, he signed the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836. Navarro was the first Tejano to write about the history of Texas. He was an influential political figure during the momentous 55 years when the destiny of Texas was forged, from 1810 to 1865. Navarro is best known as "the strongest defender of the rights of his people."

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