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Del Rio, Texas: House of the Goat Gland Doctor

Quack Dr. Brinkley made a fortune with his "goat gland" treatments: the Viagra of the 1920s. He lived in a pink mansion marked by its own historical marker.

512 Qualia Drive, Del Rio, TX
From town drive south on Pecan St. until the stop sign at Nicholson St. Continue straight onto Hudson Drive. At the blinker light turn right onto Qualia Drive for a half-mile. You'll see the pink house on the left; there's a historical marker out front. Private property - visible from highway.
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Brinkley Mansion from the street.

Brinkley Mansion

Crazy doctor once lived here that put goat balls in men who were thought to be infertile. Had a tunnel to Mexico.

[Dave, 09/18/2019]

There's a historical marker. In the 1930s Dr. Brinkley's mansion was such an attraction that he built a parking lot across the street for visitors. No one was allowed on the property, but he had "dancing water" fountains in the front yard, colored light shows at night, and a live organist playing from inside the house through outdoor loudspeakers. However... a tunnel from the mansion to Mexico would have been at least two miles long. Even Dr. Brinkley wasn't that crazy.

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