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Virgil Keith House

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1930, Fred C. Stone. 2490 Long Ave.

Stone's picturesque manorial-style house for Virgil Keith, an officer of his family-owned hardware business, is notable for its use of clinker brick to enhance the textural contrast between the expanses of brick-surfaced wall and the stucco-faced, gabled entrance bay. The blocks of Long Avenue (named for Keith's grandfather, a pioneer Beaumont lumberman) between 10th and 7th streets display their high status within the grid of the Park Addition with sidewalks paved in brick laid in a herringbone pattern.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Virgil Keith House", [Beaumont, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-BM17.

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