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Robert C. Allen House

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1901, William W. Larmour. 402 Cedar St.

This generous two-story house is a combination of Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Shingle Style. The carved wood ornamentation is especially noteworthy. Allen was a merchant and railroad developer who was prominent in the early growth of Hearne; his widow and then his daughter lived in the house until 1979. A native of New Jersey, Larmour came to Austin to compete for the new state capitol project and settled in Waco in 1879.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Robert C. Allen House", [Hearne, 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, 114-114.

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