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Julia Teal Murphy House

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1900, Jules Leffland. 204 E. Santa Rosa Ave.

The town house built by rancher Julia Teal Murphy, the Victoria-born daughter and widow of Irish immigrants, is one of Leffland's most picturesque in terms of its composition and most textured in terms of its finish materials. An octagonal, three-story turret on the west corner of the house balances a rotated pavilion at the east corner of the first-floor gallery with a cylindrical loggia above, while the front door is centered beneath a gabled double-level porch. The gallery continues around the east side of the house, exposing interior rooms to the prevailing southeast breeze.

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Author: 
Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Julia Teal Murphy House", [Victoria, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-VI12.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 481-481.

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