This is an elaborate design, indicating the late-nineteenth-and early-twentieth-century prosperity in towns that combined the advantages of a county seat and railroad connections. The L plan of the house is ordinary enough, but the cantilever of the second floor over the first floor is a successful effort to emulate the character of a Swiss chalet. The decorative millwork of the exterior is very sophisticated, with layers of machine-cut decoration above the windows. Although the house was built for one of Cuero's most important German immigrant businessmen of the period, the designer is unknown. A less ornate version of this house form is at 205 E. Newman Street.
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Edward Mugge House
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