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Thomas H. Franklin House

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1891, J. Riely Gordon. 105 E. French Pl.

Gordon designed this two-story, wood-framed, vertically massed Queen Anne house accentuated by balustrades and turned wooden columns for Thomas H. Franklin, an attorney in one of the best firms in the city at the time, Denman, Franklin and McGown. Wide wraparound two-story porches clad in wooden shingles break the verticality of the house, as well as the windows of various sizes and shapes, including arched heads, square openings, and coupled bays.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "Thomas H. Franklin 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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