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Bernard Roensch House

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1882. 1517 Ball Ave.

An East End favorite, nicknamed “the Cottage” in the twentieth century, the Roensch House is prefaced with a porch of articulated wood detail and offset by an octagonal corner tower, which is unusual for a one-story house in Galveston. The penchant for rhythmically distinguishing centers from ends by emphasizing the rising center is pursued in both the porch screen and the eaves zone of the tower.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Bernard Roensch House", [Galveston, 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, 420-420.

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