2. Rock/Gomez House (1900)


500 E. Levee Street
This small house was built for Refugia Rock, the widow of Herman S. Rock. Mr. Rock was a customs hide inspector and was also a member of the team led by Capt. L.G. McNelly who was charged with catching cattle thieves and bandits in 1875. The house has a large porch supported by large columns. The parapeted gables and molded brick cornice across the facade are characteristic of the Border Brick style. The Gomez family owned the house from 1915 to 1996.