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Beilharz House

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c. 1885. 2800 Swiss Ave.

Built by Theodore Beilharz, the master stone-cutter who built Old Red (DS1) and the Ellis County Courthouse (CW19), this Queen Anne house has several highly individualistic features exceeding the normal variations. It faces both streets on the corner site, with a broad Dutch gable that extends beyond the house to form a deep porch carried on three brick piers. An octagonal tower forms the transition from this bold front to the lower Texas Street side, where a conventional porch is supported on paired turned posts in an Eastlake manner.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Beilharz House", [Dallas, 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, 175-175.

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