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Henry Holland House

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1937, Rittenberry and Carder. 2500 S. Van Buren St.

By the late 1930s, the principles of Streamline Moderne and European modern architecture had infiltrated American practice. This house, located in the Mrs. M. D. Oliver-Eakle Addition, fuses influences of these two modes, a characteristic of Macon O. Carder’s work. The two-story, flat-roofed house combines horizontal flow lines and rounded corners with wraparound windows and a roof deck. Macon Otto Carder (1894–1970) was born in Arkansas and trained in architecture in Dallas. He served with the Army Corps of Engineers during World War I and opened his Amarillo office in 1926 to work on the Capitol Hotel (demolished).

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Henry Holland House", [Amarillo, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 344-344.

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