17. Fernandez Hide Yard* (1880)

* Indicates some or all of the original building is no longer standing and/or original façade or structure altered.
1101 E. Adams Street
Built for Miguel Fernandez this building was used as a bone and hide yard. The bone and hide yard was a fixture in Brownsville’s early days. Local ranchers would bring bones, hides, horsehair and tallow to the hide yard and barter with the merchant for general merchandise and provisions. Cash was rarely used in these transactions instead the merchant would keep a running ledger detailing what each customer brought in and purchased.