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Christian-Matern House

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1892. 603 7th St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

George Christian, one of the ten owners of the Texas Mining and Improvement Company, and his wife, Juliet Johnson, daughter of the founder of Marble Falls, built this house. Ivo B. and Mina Matern bought it in 1908 and owned it for fifty-one years. The high-style Queen Anne detailing includes projecting bay windows and decorative millwork.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Christian-Matern 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, 104-105.

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