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Munger Place Historic District

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c. 1905–c. 1915. Roughly bounded by Columbia, N. Prairie, Gaston, and Henderson aves.

Following the success of his cotton gin (see DS78), R. S. Munger used deed restrictions, the first of their kind in Texas, to ensure the success of his 1905 residential development by attracting Dallas’s leading citizens.

Architect C. D. Hill built a two-story tawny brick house (1909) for himself at 4636 Junius Street in a sturdy Prairie Style with flat roofs and deep eaves over heavy brackets. The Defreese House, a two-and-a-half-story Craftsman design (1914; 5007 Victor Street), has extended end gables supported on triangular brackets. The house was built from a pattern book model published by Associated Architects of Dallas in the 1910 edition of Fifty House Plans Designed for Builders in the Southwest, Plan No. 18. The house at 5022 Reiger Street is also from this plan.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Munger Place Historic District", [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, 176-176.

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