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Commercial Building (W. A. Harrison Building)

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W. A. Harrison Building
1913. 200–204 W. Milam St.

The two-story former W. A. Harrison Building, on the northwest corner of Monterey Square, is notable for a continuous, projecting hood carried on paired brackets above second-floor windows along its W. Milam and N. Houston streets faces. Emphasizing the building's horizontality, the brackets and hood are a Progressive Era substitute for the more intricately ornamented and old-fashioned architecture characteristic of Jules Leffland's late-nineteenth-century work. The hooded theme is picked up in a row of two-story, red brick storefronts in the 300 block of W. Milam, one of them bearing the date 1925.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Commercial Building (W. A. Harrison Building)", [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, 449-449.

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