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William and August Jordan Houses

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c. 1875 and 1881. 211 and 209 W. San Antonio St.

This fine pair of nearly identical stone houses were built by cousins August and William Jordan. William's house, at 211, is the earlier of the two, with its coursed limestone walls left unpainted or plastered. The extraordinary thickness of the walls is visible beside the centrally set doors of both houses. Drilled and jigsawn ornamental panels form a frieze across the porches. August Jordan was a cabinetmaker and a carpenter; William Jordan's occupation is unknown.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "William and August Jordan Houses", [Fredericksburg, 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, 212-212.

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