Brackettville: Montalvo House

The Montalvo House was constructed in 1887 by Yldefonso Montalvo, the son of an English mother and Mexican father, and his wife Guadalupe Reischman Montalvo. Constructed using cedar posts, lath, and caliche, this modest two-room home is a good example of a folk-style hall-and-parlor residence built with local materials. Montalvo and his wife raised nine children in the house, and an orchard and water well on their property served the larger community.

 Montalvo House