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James Lay House

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1878, J. E. Dietz, builder. 205 Fairwinds St.

What this house lacks in size it more than makes up for with its flamboyant exterior decoration. Built for a physician, the one-story stuccoed brick house is almost overwhelmed by its mansard roof, still covered with its original patterned slate that is interrupted by a large central arch and dormers topped with wooden cresting.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "James Lay House", [Hallettsville, 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, 194-194.

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