Julius Lichtenstein House / Instituto De Cultura Hispánica De Corpus Christi
Instituto De Cultura Hispánica De Corpus Christi housed within the Julius Lichtenstein House in Heritage Park
Backstory and Context
Julius Lichtenstein, born in Indianola, Texas, moved with his parents to Corpus Christi in 1874. The family soon became leaders of the Southern Texas business community. The house was built in 1905 and features aspects of both Colonial Revival and Queen Anne architectural style and originally stood nine blocks south of its current location. It was moved in 1929 to Corpus Christi's Heritage Park.
The house now is home to the Instituto of Cultura Hispanica which was founded in 1976 by Mr. Juan Jose Gussoni, Mr. Sergio Villarreal, Dr. Efren Suris, Dr. Jose E. Antoni, and Mr. Evaristo Tercilla. The museum seeks to provide understanding of different Hispanic cultures, and holds lectures, recitals, folklore exhibits, and festivals throughout the year. Admission to the museum is free.
Julius Lichtenstein House, Nueces County. Accessed October 7th 2020. https://www.nuecesco.com/county-services/county-boards/historical-commission/julius-lichtenstein-house.
Julius Lichentstein House, Waymarking. Accessed October 7th 2020. https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/wm1QDN_Lichtenstein_S_Julius_House_Corpus_Christi_Texas.
Heritage Park in Corpus Christi, Texas Tropical Trail. Accessed October 7th 2020. https://texastropicaltrail.com/public/upload/texastropicaltrail_com/files/Heritage%20Park%20History.pdf.
About the Instituto , Cultural Hispanica Corpus Christi. Accessed October 7th 2020. https://www.culturahispanicacorpuschristi.org/about.php.