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Jay E. Adams House

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1890, McAdoo and Worley. 505 Belknap St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead)

This fanciful house was constructed for the developer of the surrounding Laurel Heights neighborhood. The ensemble is intact, with its original carriage house and limestone fencing. The paired metal griffins on either side of the porch steps are among the city's greatest pieces of nineteenth-century architectural ornament.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Jay E. Adams 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, 174-174.

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