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Jack and Louise Hutchins House

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c. 1946, Birdsall P. Briscoe. 706 Heights Ave.

Jack Hutchins, manager of the Pierce Ranch in Pierce, and his wife, Louise Kelley, commissioned this house from Houston architect Briscoe. It is a symmetrically composed, two-story brick house with a discreetly streamlined neoclassical frame casing the paired front doors and six-over-nine first-floor windows.

The neighborhood of the Hutchins House contains earlier El Campo showplaces, such as the Colonial Revival Hefner-Appling House (c. 1910) at 408 Heights Avenue, where two-story colonnades with curved corners suggest the hand of Jules Leffland, and a more emphatic interpretation of the Colonial Revival, the F. J. Hardy House (1909) at 201 Avenue A.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Jack and Louise Hutchins House", [El Campo, 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, 459-459.

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