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L. D. Allen House

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1936, Wirtz and Calhoun; 2002 rehabilitation and expansion, Glassman Shoemake Maldonado. 2337 Bluebonnet Blvd.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

This L-plan, one- and two-story, flat-roofed, white-walled house, designed for an official of the Gulf Coast Rice Mills by Lewis M. Wirtz and Harold E. Calhoun, was the most publicized modern house in Houston in the 1930s.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "L. D. Allen 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, 347-348.

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