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Clifford Building

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1891, J. Riely Gordon. 423–431 E. Commerce St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Perched above the San Antonio River, the Clifford Building is a rather restrained Romanesque Revival work by Gordon, who here joins the second- and third-floor windows beneath round arches. The original brick-work has unfortunately been painted over. The designer of the Riverwalk, Robert H. H. Hugman, had his office in this building, so he could look out at his work on a daily basis, a fact that is commemorated by Hugman's name and dates on the curved canopy above the water.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Clifford Building", [San Antonio, 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, 149-150.

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