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Taken 30-Dec-08
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Val Verde County Historical Marker, Brinkley Mansion
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Dimensions3872 x 2592
Original file size4.28 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken30-Dec-08 10:26
Date modified30-Dec-08 10:26
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D60
Focal length45 mm
Focal length (35mm)67 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.3
Exposure1/100 at f/5.3
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Brinkley Mansion

Brinkley Mansion

Del Rio
Val Verde County, Texas
29 20.429' N 100 54.141' W
512 Qualia Drive.

Text: This site was once farmland irrigated by Del Rio's canal system. Construction on this house began in the early 1930s. In 1934, infamous "goat-gland doctor" John R. Brinkley and his wife, Minnie (Jones), bought the home, which exhibits elements of the Spanish Eclectic style. The couple enlarged it and added elaborate water features on the grounds, complete with menagerie, flashing colored lights and loudspeakers connected to a pipe organ inside. Local residents often came to dance to the music and enjoy the light show at the local landmark, which the Brinkley family owned for 46 years.