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John Ball House

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1868. 120 King William St.

In contrast to the ornate styles of its neighbors, this stone house for stonemason John Ball is finished with a smooth plaster surface. It resembles vernacular house forms found mainly in the Alsatian community of Castroville ( CJ1) that feature shuttered double doors flanked by shuttered windows on the facade. The front plane of the simple gable roof extends to cover the front porch to provide a shaded entrance and is supported by simple wooden posts.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "John Ball House", [San Antonio, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-SA66.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 162-163.

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