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Ross L. Allen House

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1951, Richard S. Colley. 240 Oleander Ave.

Opposite the Vogler residence, this house is a more mature modernist design by Colley, but with regionalist overtones. Set before an expansive lawn, the flat-roofed, linear residence features a rectangular-patterned wooden sunscreen shielding a front gallery. A neatly trimmed linear hedge perfectly fitting within the composition of the front elevation recalls Colley's premise that plantings are integral to a design.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Ross L. Allen House", [Corpus Christi, 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, 247-248.

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