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Felix Vander Stucken House

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c. 1864; c. 1870 addition. 114 W. Austin St.

Built for the owner of a steam mill, the house is sited on a large lot to the north of the town's market square. The curious one-story gable-fronted section of the house was built first, followed c. 1870 by the much larger two-story section, with its frame gallery on both floors of the facade. The architectural detailing of the house is relatively simple, with the exception of the very fine wood muntins of the front door transom. This detail was recognized by Dallas architect David R. Williams on his trips to the Hill Country photographing early Texas architecture, and he borrowed it for use on his own regional houses in Dallas in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Author: 
Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Felix Vander Stucken House", [Fredericksburg, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-NB61.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 214-215.

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