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Joseph Burell House

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c. 1846. 414 Florence St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

This house represents a double-dwelling type built to the same plan and building materials as the Henri Castro House ( CJ1) but on a larger scale and without a front porch. Although this house form is usually associated with Castroville, it was also commonly built in San Antonio as depicted by Herman Lungkwitz in a drawing of 1854 of the Commerce Street bridge and in an unidentified street scene in San Antonio, both illustrated in Charles Ramsdell's A Historical and Pictorial Guide: San Antonio (1985). One remaining example in San Antonio of this double-house type is the John Ball House ( SA66).

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 221-221.

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