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Smith M. Ellis House (West House)

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West House
1888. 422 King William St.

This eclectic three-story house features a Second Empire mansard roof above Italianate detailing on the three-story entrance bay tower and the flanking two-story polygonal bay. The double lot gives the house a parklike setting, permitting the dominance of the corner entrance emphasized by curved porches and crowned by an octagonal tower. In 1892 the house was sold to Sol West, a stockman, and later passed on to West's son Ike.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Smith M. Ellis House (West House)", [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, 165-165.

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