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Claude Branch House

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1913, Jules Leffland and Son. 701 S. Progress St.

Like his tripartite commercial storefronts, Leffland's Colonial Revival houses are distinctive and were very popular with early twentieth-century elites in the Coastal Bend. The dazzlingly white house—set on a broad, flat, green lawn— embodies a number of the identifying attributes of Leffland's Colonial Revival houses. The grandly scaled pedimented portico projects forward of encircling galleries and the galleries' curved corners are a Leffland specialty that he repeated in Victoria and Refugio. The oval front door light and sidelights continue his curvilinear geometric theme.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Claude Branch House", [Edna, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-BE44.

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