Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Montalvo House

  • Brackettville, TX
  • www.themontalvohouse.org

Mission Statement

To restore, conserve, maintain and manage Texas Historic Marker 3440 and its associated property located in Brackettville, Texas.  Every phase of the restoration process will be done as an educational experience for both local students and community members alike.

Main Programs

  1. Historic Building Condition Assessment Report
  2. Site Map and Plan
  3. Community Market
Service Areas

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The Montalvo House is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission statement is the restoration, conservation, preservation and maintenance of Texas Historic Marker 3440, a two room caliche and cedar post building constructed in 1887.  The building and associated property are located in Brackettville, Kinney County, Texas.  Our regional area is Southwest Texas.

ruling year

2010

Principal Officer since 2010

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Ms. Silk Waters Mooney

Keywords

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History, Texas, Montalvo, sustainable living

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Also Known As

The Montalvo House

EIN

27-2821835

 Number

5793591770

Physical Address

103 E Thomas Street

Brackettville, TX 78832 0393

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Montalvo House:  When sustainability was a lifestyle, not a goal.

Programs

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Program 1

Historic Building Condition Assessment Report

After entering into a Memorandum of Understanding Agreement with UTSA College of Architecture in 2011, Professor William Dupont, Professor Sue Ann Pemberton-Haugh, Professor Suat Gunhan, and Prof. Alberto Arroyo of UTSA have prepared a Historic Building Condition Assessment Report for Texas Historic Marker 3440.  Funds for this report were raised by local fundraising efforts, and a matching grant from the National Trust For Historic Preservation.  Upon receipt of the final copy, planning, fundraising, and reconstruction construction shall commence.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$8,200.00

Program 2

Site Map and Plan

With an existing Memorandum of Understanding with UTSA, The Montalvo House will commence fundraising for a Site Plan and Map to be prepared by Prof. William Dupont of UTSA College of Architecture.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 3

Community Market

Texas Historic Marker 3440, known as Montalvo House, was built in 1887.  At the time it was built, the property on which it stands was home to a hand-built rock well (still in existence today), an orchard, cottage gardens, and associated farm animals.  As of today, only 4 city lots of the original land are associated with THM3440.  Given this historical context, The Montalvo House 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization has chosen to sponsor a Community Market at the front of the property.  Held every Saturday from 8-12:00, the Community Market brings fresh local and organic farm produce to a USDA classified "Food Desert," and also provides sustainable income to the nonprofit.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$12,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Montalvo House is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission statement is the restoration, conservation, preservation and maintenance of Texas Historic Marker 3440, a two room caliche and cedar post building constructed in 1887.  The building and associated property are located in Brackettville, Kinney County, Texas.  Our regional area is Southwest Texas.

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Funding Needs

Our 2012-2013 fundraising efforts will concentrate in two areas:  First is the immediate stabilization of Texas Historic Marker 3440.  Phase I construction will encompass a new roof, foundation stabilization, and mothballing (as outlined in National Park Service Brief 31).  Our budget for these three areas is approximately $45,000.  Our second fundraising effort is to construct a permanent cover, sales surface, and storage building for our Community Market.  Out budget for this project is $7,500.

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Montalvo House

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Principal Officer

Ms. Silk Waters Mooney

BIO

Over 30 years as a private business owner in computer network administration, design, and service.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Montalvo House nonprofit organization is Saving Texas History by Making Texas History.  As part of our historical restoration project, we have also begun sponsoring an outdoor community market, held every Saturday from 8-12:00 pm, where local and organic farm produce are sold.  This market is the first outdoor market carrying local products to be hosted for the past 120 years.  By not only restoring a historic building, but also restoring the agricultural basis of the community, The Montalvo House has set a standard for all rural communities, to shop local, build local, and once again become thriving, sustainable communities."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. James Rodney Mooney

The Montalvo House

Term: Aug 2010 - Dec 2013

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