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Howard Carnes House

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1887, Alfred Muller. 1914 Ave. M
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Galveston's late-nineteenth-century architects produced not only grand houses for Broadway nabobs but also houses for middle-income clients. This two-story house by Alfred Muller for Howard Carnes is one example. Muller employed the side-passage-plan, Southern town house type but amplified the formula with a tower diagonally spun off the double-level front veranda. Turned porch piers and arcuated lintels filled with cut-out wood decorative trim give this house enormous presence on a block that contains an unusually distinguished array of one-story raised cottages and two-story houses built in the aftermath of the 1885 fire.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Howard Carnes 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, 424-424.

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