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Wroxton Town Houses

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1992, Pope and Sherman. 2427–2433 Wroxton Rd.

Albert Pope and William Sherman designed this row of four three-story town houses as a demonstration of how such houses could urbanize a single-family neighborhood without brutalizing it in the process. The architects respected the existing front setback from the street, so the houses do not seem to mash their one-story neighbors. House fronts are treated as layered planes of brick, stucco, and concrete masonry units, giving a sense of shadowed depth to facades that are studies in carefully proportioned anonymity, a striking contrast to the strident styling themes typically pursued in speculative housing.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Wroxton Town Houses", [Houston, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-HN50.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 344-344.

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