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Captain Barton Peck House

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1842–1852. 1 Hill Ave.

Surrounded by a grove of mature live oak trees, the blocklike, two-story house sits atop a rise, and with its pedimented two-story porch supported by a pair of columns, it looks south toward the San Antonio River. The house is three bays across on its front elevation and two bays wide on the east, which faces Hill Avenue. Squared proportions, the thickness of its scored, plastered limestone walls, and the low pitch of its hipped roof give the house a solid presence. On a site that is more country than town, the Peck House preserves a sense of Goliad's nineteenth-century landscape.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Captain Barton Peck House", [Goliad, 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, 500-500.

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