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Killis Almond Architects

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Lawrence T. Wright House
1912–1917, George Willis; 1981 restoration, Killis Almond, FAIA. 342 Wilkens Ave.
  • (Killis Almond, FAIA)
  • (Killis Almond, FAIA)

The foremost example in San Antonio of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Style was built for San Antonio contractor Lawrence T. Wright (not a relative of Frank). The house was Willis's first independent work after he established his own office, bearing all the trademarks of the style, with its low-pitched hipped roof and horizontal bands of windows tucked under the eaves. Local artist Fred Donecker painted the interior murals and stenciling, merging art and architecture in a harmony that befits the style of the house. The house now houses an architecture firm.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.



  • 1917

  • 1981


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Killis Almond Architects", [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, 168-168.

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