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Josephine Traylor Brooking Memorial Nurses Home

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1954, Fehr and Granger. 215 University Ave.

Fehr and Granger's design for housing for nurses is a quintessential 1950s Texas modern building. Its domestic scale; conscientious distinction between a supporting structure of very skinny steel pipe columns and panelized brick, stucco, or glass enclosures; the exuberant cantilevered second floor; and even the front door porte-cochere mark the nurses' home as an expression of its age.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Josephine Traylor Brooking Memorial Nurses Home", [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, 452-452.

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