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Henry Basse House

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1918–1920. Near the intersection of Basse Ln. and S. Bowie St.

Henry Basse, who along with his brother Hugo operated the Basse Brothers Cement Yard, made full use of his company's precast-concrete products in his large Prairie School– influenced house. Of particular interest are the cast-concrete porch columns on the first floor. The overall design of the house reflects the influence of contemporary house pattern books, which may have been familiar to Basse in his business of producing building materials.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Henry Basse House", [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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