Investigating vernacular design at the Treviño-Uribe Rancho complex in San Ygnacio, Texas. Poster presented at the 2020 Virtual Conference of the Vernacular Architecture Forum, May 9, 2020
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The Jesus Treviño-Blas Maria Uribe Rancho in San Ygnacio, Texas, is an important example of a fortified home from the Spanish Colonial and Mexican periods of settlement along the Rio Grande River. Originally constructed in 1830 as a one-room structure, the building was later transformed (1851–1871) into a multi-roomed complex that served both as a family home and as a place of refuge for the surrounding community. Employing largely local material in its construction, the complex attests to vernacular architectural techniques of the region as well as many cultural, economic, and political developments of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The building was documented by the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) in 1936 and was later designated a Texas Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Landmark in 1998. In 2017, an architectural survey utilizing terrestrial laser scanning was conducted by a team from Texas A&M University. The data collected allow for comparisons with the hand-measured drawings from the HABS documentation of the 1930s in terms of accuracy, precision, graphic standards, and interpretive purposes. This poster explores ways in which the data can be analyzed and visualized as complementary forms of documentation to shed new light vernacular design.
DescriptionGlowacki, K.T., A.J. Billingsley, B. Baaske, F. Briscoe, R. Warden, and L. Champagne. “Investigating Vernacular Design at the Treviño-Uribe Rancho Complex in San Ygnacio, Texas.” Poster presented at the 2020 Virtual Conference of the Vernacular Architecture Forum, May 9, 2020.
Glowacki, Kevin T.; Billingsley, Andrew J.; Baaske, Benjamin; Briscoe, Frank; Warden, Robert; Champagne, Lonnie. (2020). Investigating vernacular design at the Treviño-Uribe Rancho complex in San Ygnacio, Texas. Poster presented at the 2020 Virtual Conference of the Vernacular Architecture Forum, May 9, 2020. Available electronically from
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