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J. W. Torbett House

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1916–1917. 304 Houghton Ave.

Although constructed for a family who lived here only a short time, the Torbett House is most often associated with the well-regarded local physician. Dr. Torbett purchased the house c. 1920, including the original furnishings that passed to subsequent owners of the house. The Mission Revival house is a rarity in Central Texas. Built of deep red brick with a green tile roof, the house has a raised centrally placed Mission parapet and a full-width front porch. The house is handsomely detailed with dark mahogany interior paneling and a large Rookwood-tiled fireplace. A matching two-story garage and servants' quarters are at the rear.

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Author: 
Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "J. W. Torbett House", [Marlin, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-WT44.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 132-132.

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