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Alexander Halff House

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1904, Coughlin and Ayres; 1985 renovation, Fisher Heck Architects. 601 Howard St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead)

One of the earliest houses by Coughlin and Ayres, the Halff House stands in the once up-scale neighborhood of Tobin Hill. The architects combined a Richardsonian entrance arch and porch columns with Prairie School details in the column capitals, dentiled entablatures, stone bands, and urns. The green-glazed tile roof shades the two-story house with extraordinarily deep overhangs. The massing of the projecting front porch with its hipped-roof pavilions is rather Japanese in character.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Alexander Halff House", [San Antonio, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 173-173.

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