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c. 1830. Catalpa St. at Fisher St.

This two-story, front-gabled, side-passage-plan Southern town house has a gallery wrapping around its narrow east front and long south side. Like other components of the house, the gallery seems to have been altered considerably over time, complicating a visual determination of what is original and what are later modifications. According to local historians, this house has been home to such notables as Lieutenant Governor A. C. Horton; the Reverend Caleb S. Ives, the first rector of Christ Church; Frank L. Rugeley; and Robert J. Sisk, the last two members of prominent Matagorda County families that moved on to Bay City after 1894.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "House", [Matagorda, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-BE16.

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