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L. E. Snavely House

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This land was a dense chaparral of mesquite and ebony trees when it was bought by Levi Elmer (1869-1939) and Lenna Edmondson (1872-1938) Snavely in 1919. They had moved to Harlingen from Oklahoma in 1909 to grow citrus and market the fruit under the label "La Bonita. " In 1928, architect Birger A. Elwing designed for them this picturesque, Norman Style house, which they called La Bonita. The hollow-tile structure is faced with brick and accented with occasional rough boulders.

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