228 S. Laredo St.
San Antonio, TX 78207
GPS: N29° 25' 23" W98° 29' 51"
Explore the life of a Texas patriot in the heart of downtown San Antonio. A rancher, merchant, and one of only two native-born Texans to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence, José Antonio Navarro was a leading advocate for Tejano rights. Casa Navarro State Historic Site celebrates his life at his original 1850s adobe and limestone home, a historic jewel among its urban surroundings.
The site was designated a Texas State Historic Landmark in 1962 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
Most visitors to Casa Navarro don’t realize the home was part of a bustling San Antonio neighborhood that flourishedfor nearly 100 years after José Antonio Navarro’s death in 1871. Navarro’s historic home has seen many residents over the years –...
From the Blog
By Emiliano “Nano” Calderon, Site Educator, Casa Navarro State Historic Site
La Cocina en el Bolsillo is a series of pocket-sized cookbooks published at the turn of the 20th century in Mexico City by Antonio Venegas Arroyo. The multi-volume series is lined with a number of traditional recipes for everything from mole sauces to albondigas fingidas (fake meatballs). The cookbooks were...
By Brandon Aniol, Educator, Landmark Inn State Historic Site & Emiliano ‘Nano’ Calderon, Educator, Casa Navarro State Historic Site
Tejanos and European immigrants in Texas used outdoor earthen ovens to bake a variety of foods. Brandon Aniol, Landmark Inn’s site educator and Emiliano, ‘Nano’ Calderon, Casa Navarro’s site educator, set out to successfully build and operate an horno...
By Lester Velazquez-Po, Casa Navarro Customer Service Representative
You may have heard about “corn smut”—a parasitic fungus that attacks corn—impeding the normal growth of the plant and its produce. Predictably, many corn growers worldwide destroy the crops affected by it.
However, this seemingly destructive fungus is actually fit for human consumption. In Mexico, it is known...
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