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Leopoldo Reynaga/Headley-Edgerton House

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1894. 705 E. 2nd St.

The house sits high on the block commanding the eastern entrance to Rio Grande City. Built by the sister of Silverio de la Peña and her husband, Leopoldo, the two-story residence includes second-floor raised brick pilasters from which spring a diagonal brick frieze in support of a floating brick cornice with a sharply angled central pediment. While its architraved second-floor casement windows are considered to be a link to Portscheller, the unbalanced composition of its main elevation is not indicative of the master mason.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Leopoldo Reynaga/Headley-Edgerton House", [Rio Grande City, 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, 289-289.

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