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Killis Almond Architects (Lawrence T. Wright House)

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Lawrence T. Wright House
1917, George Willis; 1981 restoration, DeLara-Almond. 342 Wilkens Ave.

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.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Killis Almond Architects (Lawrence T. Wright House)", [San Antonio, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-SA82.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 168-168.

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