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Downtown Laredo
Location of Downtown in Laredo, Texas
Location of Downtown in Laredo, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Webb County
City Laredo
Elevation 450 ft (140 m)
ZIP codes 78040, 78042
Area code(s) 956
San Agustin Cathedral
San Agustin Cathedral
Old map-Laredo-1892
Map of Laredo in 1892, which now is Downtown Laredo
Rio Grande Republic Capitol
Republic of the Rio Grande Capitol building

Downtown Laredo is the second main business district in Laredo, Texas. Downtown Laredo is the starting point for Interstate Highway 35 and State Highway 359. It is home to all of Laredo's high-rise buildings. Laredo's and Webb County's main government buildings are located in Downtown Laredo. Most of Webb County's National Register of Historic Places are in this area.


Downtown Laredo is located in South Central Laredo, Texas at the terminus of Interstate Highway 35. On the opposite side of the Rio Grande, Downtown Nuevo Laredo is located. Downtown Laredo is roughly bounded by I-35 on the East, the Rio Grande on the South and West and Park Street in the North. This area was the original city of Laredo, founded in 1755 by Don Tomás Sanchez.

Points of interest

Points of interest in Downtown Laredo are:

  • Educational
    • Laredo Community College Fort McIntosh campus
  • Financial
    • Laredo National Bank headquarters
    • International Bank of Commerce headquarters
  • Historical according to the National Register of Historic Places
    • Barrio Azteca Historic District
    • Fort Mcintosh
    • Hamilton Hotel
    • Laredo Federal Building
    • Republic of the Rio Grande Museum
    • San Agustin Cathedral
    • San Agustin Historical District
    • Webb County Courthouse
  • Retail
    • El Portal Center mall
    • Streets of Laredo Urban Mall
  • Transportation
    • Gateway to the Americas International Bridge
    • Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge
  • Other


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