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William Buckner Houston House

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1895. 621 St. George St.

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.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "William Buckner Houston House", [Gonzales, 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, 191-191.

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