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Louis Henry Woodworth House

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1900, 1907, Jules Leffland. 209 E. Purísima St.

This ebullient house, one of Leffland's most spirited, was built facing the north side of King's Memorial State Park for Louis Henry Woodworth and his wife, another granddaughter of James Power. The house is organized in a T plan around a projecting, central, three-story octagonal tower. Leffland enhanced the exuberance of the architecture with layers of contrasting screening and textured surfaces, wrapping the south face of the house with double-level galleries.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Louis Henry Woodworth 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, 491-491.

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