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1880s(?). 503 3rd St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

This undocumented house, possibly of 1880s vintage, has an unusual cross-shaped plan. The one-story, gable-ended wings meet at a short tower at the crossing, set at a forty-five-degree angle to the wings. Horizontal board siding, peaked architraves, and a modest cornice are holdovers from Greek Revival. The truncated pyramidal roof on the tower may have lost a spire extension.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "House", [Marble Falls, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 104-104.

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