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Quinta Mazatlan
600 Sunset Drive
78503 McAllen , TX
United States
26° 10' 33.2688" N, 98° 13' 47.2296" W
Texas US
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Quinta Mazatlan
600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX, 78503
United States
Quinta Mazatlan
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Quinta Mazatlan will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary in March of 2016 and is proud of its past. The urban sanctuary doubled its acreage for habitat, raised close to a million dollars for park improvements, built a LEED Certified Discovery Center, services over 10,000 school children annually, and continues to grow the volunteer base bringing in over 5,500 hours annually. As we enter a new decade for Quinta Mazatlan, we move forward with a renewed focus on conserving our wildlife habitats and influencing and inspiring youth and adults. The City of McAllen has hired Ted Eubanks, owner of Fermata, Inc. to create a Strategic Plant to help map out our future. Quinta Mazatlan plans to unveil the Strategic Plan at its 10th Anniversary year in 2016.

For much of its existence since construction in 1935, the Spanish Revival Style mansion was a private and rather luxurious residence, complete with a Roman tub. It possessed the distinction then and now of being one of, if not, the largest adobe structures in Texas (10,000 sq. feet). After a period of over 60 years and two different owners, the house was put up for sale at an auction. Despite Quinta Mazatlan’s appeal, developers with eyes on other projects wanted to demolish the adobe home. Thanks to the citizens, the City of McAllen bought the property in 1998, Quinta Mazatlan avoided the bulldozer and assumed a much wider responsibility in the community. In 2006 Quinta Mazatlan opened as a “mansion with a mission."