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Joe Trauerman House

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1949, Richard S. Colley. 6050 Rio Vista Ave.

The house was designed for the owner of Klee Square ( CC26). Nestled on a heavily wooded lot, it sits in the Edgewater Terrace Subdivision, which is composed of meandering narrow lanes lined with midsized modernist houses from the late 1940s and 1950s. The one-story residence is compartmentalized into various wings with floor-to-ceiling windows, and surfaced with Colley's signature orange brick and vertical wood siding. Other Colley designs, some Usonian in appearance, also front Rio Vista Avenue and Ebonwood Drive. Lesser-scaled, wood-framed modernist houses organized around U-shaped plans with forecourts are clustered along various streets, including the c. 1955 examples at 414 and 426 Canterbury Lane.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Joe Trauerman House", [Corpus Christi, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-CC38.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 248-249.

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