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1885, G. W. and W. D. Hewitt. 8525 Seminole Ave.

One of the early houses for the initial Houston development but larger than the contemporary houses on nearby Highland Avenue, it has been updated with a California “painted lady” look that ties it to the modern world. With their great porches, this house and the even more decorated Sauveur house at W. Hartwell Lane and Seminole Avenue attest to suburban pleasures before the age of air-conditioning.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "House", [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 150-150.

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