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Casa de Mañana

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1928, William Ward Watkin. 806 Lakeview Dr.

Houston architect Watkin designed the largest house of his career for W. T. Eldridge, I. H. Kempner's partner, who managed the Imperial Sugar Company. The sprawling, stucco-finished, tile-roofed, Spanish Mediterranean house was a real country house, although today it is surrounded by prosaic, 1960s suburban development. Watkin's father-in-law, a Columbus lawyer named Marcus Townsend, had successfully defended Eldridge after he shot and killed his previous business partner.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.

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