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James Dunn Houston House

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1898. 619 St. Lawrence St.

Here is the climax of the Houston brothers' architectural obsession, just a short distance from his brother's residence ( SF10). James Dunn Houston, also a rancher, was evidently determined to surpass his brother and did so with a brick house instead of a frame one, but with a nearly identical composition of towers and wraparound porches. Here the porches are more dominant and the red brick and contrasting white stone trim appear to be a match for that used on the county courthouse several blocks to the west.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "James Dunn Houston House", [Gonzales, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-SF11.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 191-192.

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