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William and Emma Wheeler House

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1901. Jules Leffland. 303 N. William St.

William Wheeler and his wife, Emma, the daughter of G. H. Hauschild, built a two-story house that represents Leffland's transition from a Victorian interpretation of the Colonial Revival to the colossal column-studded version represented by Leffland's own house on E. Convent Avenue (see VI17) . Set on a multi-lot site, this house commands attention. The house faces the side of the Gram-man House, another 1880s version of the Victoria I-house, at 302 E. Goodwin Avenue. Here the infill bay rupturing the symmetry of the street front sprouts a one-story polygonal window bay of its own, spatially energizing the picturesque.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "William and Emma Wheeler 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, 484-484.

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