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F. W. Shannon House

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1913, J. C. Jopling and J. T. Williams, builders. 206 E. Linn St.

The Linn Street Historic District in the Barbee Addition is rich in bungalow-type houses of the 1910 era. An especially notable example is this spacious Craftsman house, with a street-facing gable, a widespan south- and west-facing gallery set beneath a subsidiary gable, and decorative timber work and decorative wood braces beneath the outstretched eaves of the thin roof planes. Note the inset loggia on the east side beneath a wide roof dormer. F. W. Shannon, publisher of the Wharton Spectator, promoted the construction and sale of such houses during the 1910s.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "F. W. Shannon House", [Wharton, 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, 451-451.

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