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J. C. Sigmund House

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1902, J. C. Sigmund, carpenter. 508 E. Santa Rosa Ave.

J. C. Sigmund, a carpenter, built this picturesque cottage for his family. Chamfered, shingle-surfaced, gable-roofed end bays bracket inset clapboard walls that meet at a chamfered corner, around which a shed-roofed gallery curves. As at Leffland's Murphy House ( VI12), the detailing of the gallery screen and the shingled facing of the gabled bays endow this house with a material density and spatial buoyancy that far exceed its size. This stretch of E. Santa Rosa Avenue is especially evocative of what the East End of Galveston looked like before 2008 because of the live oak trees canopying the street.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "J. C. Sigmund House", [Victoria, 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, 482-482.

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