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1961, Anderson Todd. 9 Shadowlawn Cir.

From the street, all that is visible of this one-story, flat-roofed, pavilion-type house is its courtyard wall of rose-colored brick. Inside, the steel-framed house, which opens to glass-walled courts at either end, is a masterwork of material refinement, spatial liberation, and exalted proportions. The house was built in Shadowlawn, one of several, one-block, private-place subdivisions developed along Bissonnet Avenue in the early 1920s.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "House", [Houston, 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, 343-343.

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