The two-story house built by Brazos River steamboat captain Richard T. Aycock and bought by T. L. Smith in 1916 for his daughter Christie and her husband, merchant W. L. Crews, vividly demonstrates the change in popular architectural consciousness that transpired between the 1870s and 1890s as traditional vernacular typologies were abandoned in favor of picturesque architectural models. Today, framed by live oak trees, the Aycock-Crews House seems just as much at home in its dense, evergreen bottoms landscape as do its more traditional neighbors.
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