Baxter Building

Rosin Preservation prepared a National Register nomination and historic tax credit applications for the nine-story Baxter Building that is both a physical and historic landmark in Harlingen. Heralded as the tallest building in the Rio Grande Valley when it opened in 1927, it remains the tallest building in Harlingen 90 years later. Rosin Preservation documented its associations with the commercial boom that transformed Harlingen from a small border town into a commercial and agricultural center. Working closely with the developer, the project architect and the contractor, Rosin also prepared applications for state and federal historic tax credits that will allow the vacant commercial building to be adaptively reused as affordable housing, retaining the historic character of the building and restoring elements altered over the years, such as the pedestrian-level storefronts.

Address

106 South A Street
Harlingen, TX

Completed

in progress

Category

National Register, Tax Credit