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Agnes O'Brien West House

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c. 1910. E. 403 North St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

This Colonial Revival showplace, built for Agnes O'Brien West, bears a strong resemblance to Jules Leffland's Claude Branch House in Edna ( BE44). Framed by ornamental date palm trees, the house looks just like the kind of showplace a Texas cattle king, or his daughter, would have built at the turn of the twentieth century to impress small-town neighbors—and keep up with the domestic competition.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Agnes O'Brien West House", [Refugio, 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, 492-492.

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