Casa Navarro State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, is situated in the heart of old San Antonio, in what used to be a thriving Tejano neighborhood known as Laredito. The original house complex was the residence of Texas patriot José Antonio Navarro (1795–1871), a rancher, merchant, leading advocate for Tejano rights, and one of only two native-born Texans to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence. Navarro first bought the property, about 1.5 acres, in 1832. The limestone, caliche block, and adobe structures were built circa 1832–1855, and Navarro moved onto the property soon after.
Today, visitors can experience Navarro's original one-story, white-washed adobe and limestone house—a fine example of early San Antonio domestic architecture—and explore Navarro's historical contributions, stories, and legacies through new, multi-sensory and hands-on exhibits.
Watch the video below to learn more about Hispanic Soldiers and Texas Independence. This video was produced for inclusion in the Hispanic Texans mobile tour, more information about which may be found on our Hispanic heritage page at the following link: http://texastimetravel.com/travel-themes/main-hispanic-heritage