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Gideon Egg House

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1870s, 1903. 105 E. Brackenridge St.

This two-story, five-bay I-house with a double veranda was built by Swiss-born, Texas-bred merchant Gideon Egg in Texana, then moved to Edna. It is a Southern classic distinguished by crisply detailed frames surrounding six-over-six windows on both floors and central doors framed by sidelights and transoms. The next generation of the family stayed home: at 109 E. Brackenridge Street is the bungalow-type Alfred Egg House of 1913 and at number 113 is the cottage of Gideon Egg Jr. of 1899.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Gideon Egg House", [Edna, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-BE47.

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