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1873; 1878; 1880; 1885; 1966 restoration, Raiford L. Stripling. 100 Mill St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

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.

Writing Credits

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—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

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

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