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Ed Williams House

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1893, attributed to George F. Barber. 412 W. Marvin St.

This is perhaps the finest example of the Eastlake style in Waxahachie. The house was built by businessman Ed Williams, possibly from George F. Barber’s Cottage Souvenir No. 2 of 1891, for its similarities to Design No. 56. Complex massing and roof profiles are enhanced by elaborate Eastlake detailing, marked by geometric wood shapes in the jigsaw and spindle trim in the porch friezes, gable ends, chamfered corners, and the exotic horseshoe-shaped arch on the second-floor porch.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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

Print Source

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, 89-89.

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