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Randle-Rather Building

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1896. 427 St. George St.
  • (James Graham Family)

This commanding three-story brick structure dominates the north side of the courthouse square and the entire block of St. George Street with its row of smaller brick commercial buildings. The building's five-part composition has an unusual central bay of recessed balconies framed with columns, capped by a stone arch, and topped by an arcaded fourth story. The tall arcaded ground-floor loggia and projecting end bays would make the house stand out in a much larger city.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Randle-Rather Building", [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, 191-191.

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