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R. S. Dilworth House

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1908–1911. 903 St. Lawrence St.

This is the first of two major houses built for the Dilworth brothers, another sibling architectural contest ( SF17). Here the house is classical in style as opposed to Queen Anne. The paired giant order columns of the front porch are atypical, but the overall character of the house indicates the trend toward monumental classical forms in early-twentieth-century houses. This sort of formal grandeur was a logical choice for its banker owner.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "R. S. Dilworth 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, 192-192.

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