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East Terrace

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1873; 1878; 1880; 1885; 1966 restoration, Raiford L. Stripling. 100 Mill St.

Built by businessman John Wesley Mann in the local pink brick, the house marks the arrival in Waco of an eclectic Italianate, displacing the long-favored Greek Revival. The interior of the L-plan house is distinguished by a continuous, double gallery, complemented by the vertical mass of the mansard-roofed tower. Stripling credited the Italianate preference to Mann's wife, Cemira, a native of Poughkeepsie, New York, where the style had been favored since the 1850s. In addition to being a director in the First National Bank, Mann owned the brick kilns that provided material for the suspension bridge ( WT16) and many other local structures.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "East Terrace", [Waco, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-WT18.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 126-127.

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