This is the first of two houses built for the Houston brothers ( SF11), who evidently had a sibling architectural rivalry. The Queen Anne house with round and square towers and a wraparound porch is typical of the large late-nineteenth-century houses that are so much a feature of county-seat towns in Texas. William Buckner Houston made his money in ranching and the house is the physical expression of his status.
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William Buckner Houston House
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