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William S. Conness House

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1899, W. H. Tyndall. 1417 24th St.

This is one of the landmark small houses of Galveston. With the simplest of means—a curved-cornered double gallery with arcuated lintels and circular baluster panels, and a semicircular “thermal” window (so-called because adapted from the thermae, the monumental public bath houses of Imperial Rome)—Tyndall impressed this narrow, raised house with lilting rhythms that seem especially characteristic of Galveston's late-nineteenth-century domestic architecture.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "William S. Conness 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, 423-424.

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