One of the earliest extant double-galleried plantation houses in Texas, Whitehall was built by a member of Stephen F. Austin's original colony. Constructed of randomly coursed limestone, the facade features centrally placed doorways on both the first and second floors, with simple square Greek Revival columns supporting both levels of the gallery. The design of the house has been attributed to Polley's brother, New York architect Jonathon Polley, but there is no firm confirmation of this.
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Joseph Henry Polley House, “Whitehall”
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