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Sunday Houses

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c. 1870. 406, 408, and 410 W. San Antonio St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Perhaps the most photographed group of houses in town, each one of this trio of Sunday Houses retains the exterior stairs that were the means of access to the low second floor of each, thus saving space on the interior. The central house was built for Heinrich Speier around 1865 and is of fachwerk construction, which is exposed on the front wall.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Sunday 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, 213-213.

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