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Chamber of Commerce Building (N. H. Davis House)

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N. H. Davis House
1851. 308 Liberty St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The house built for Judge N. H. Davis is a side-gabled, central-hall-plan wood cottage with a full-width front veranda capped by a shed roof. The house is low set and the chimney stack on the north side of the house is stone. The turned porch posts, two-over-two-pane windows, and the detailing of door and sidelights suggest later nineteenth-century alterations.

Just north of the house, at 306 Liberty Street, is Judge Davis's law office, a small, freestanding, gable-fronted rectangular building. At number 211 is the former First State Bank Building, a freestanding, one-story, brick building decorated with improvised classical detail. Two blocks east of the Davis House is the R. S. Willis House (1854) at 300 Prairie Street and, at number 202, a second N. H. Davis House of 1876 that is much more imposing than Davis's earlier cottage. The second Davis House was designed by Thomas Gooden and built by John Bishop.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Chamber of Commerce Building (N. H. Davis House)", [Montgomery, 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, 378-378.

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