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Manuel Benavides Treviño House

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1881. Laredo St. at Grant Ave.

Treviño, a grandson of the original founder, built the most elaborate dwelling in San Ygnacio. Elevated from the street on banquetas, the original flat-roofed corner pavilion features sandstone pilasters, cornice, and windows with original metal grilles. This house caught the attention of architect and critic I. T. Frary, who photographed it in 1919 for Architectural Record, showcasing a series of now-extinct, heavily textured, dark rectangular panels that contrasted with the smooth white plaster of its exterior walls.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Manuel Benavides Treviño House", [San Ygnacio, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-SM3.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 280-280.

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