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Victoria Regional Museum Association (William J. and Mary McNamara House)

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William J. and Mary McNamara House
1876, Theodore Neitsch, builder. 502 N. Liberty St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead)

Like the McFarlane House in Richmond ( AS29) , the McNamara House is New Orleans–like in its large scale and central dormer. The house is a five-bay, center-passage, raised cottage. Double front doors and shuttered windows that open from floor-level sills within the front veranda are elements that imbue this simply composed house with its sense of grandeur. The original owner, an Irish immigrant, was a cotton factor and a wool and hide broker. In 1959 the descendants of McNamara and his wife, Mary Ann Buckley, gave the house to what would become the Victoria Regional Museum Association. It is operated as a historic house museum.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Victoria Regional Museum Association (William J. and Mary McNamara 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, 483-484.

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