Plaza towns of south Texas

D. D. Arreola

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Most towns in south Texas were founded after the area had become part of the US, yet plazas as traditional Spanish-American features were included in town layouts. The decision to construct a plaza resulted from a strong Hispanic identity among ethnic Mexicans in these communities and from the recognition by influential Anglo-Americans of the form's symbolic role. Plaza towns are more numerous in south Texas than elsewhere in the Hispanic-American borderlands. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-73
Number of pages18
JournalGeographical Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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