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Tennant-Hanrick House (Cottonland Castle)

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Cottonland Castle
1890; 1913 alterations, Roy E. Lane. 3300 Austin Ave.

This “castle” is among the city's most noted residences at its commanding site on Austin and above Franklin Avenue. The heavy, almost ponderous, appearance from the use of dark stone in Richardsonian Romanesque contributes to the house's mystique. A crenellated tower rises at one corner and adds to the effect.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Tennant-Hanrick House (Cottonland Castle)", [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, 128-128.

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