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Edward Mugge House

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c. 1890. 218 N. Terrell St.

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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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Edward Mugge House", [Cuero, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-SF27.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 196-196.

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