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House (Contemporary Model Home)

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1936, DeWitt and Washburn. 6851 Gaston Ave.

Although built for the Texas Centennial Exposition, this house avoided the more overt ornamentalism of the Fair’s Art Deco style. Later moved to this location, the house has the geometric massing, corner windows, and unadorned surfaces of the International Style. Architect Howard R. Meyer, recently relocated to Dallas, worked with DeWitt on this house. Houston architect Donald Barthelme, who was employed by the firm during their work on the Fair, also contributed to the design. The second-floor deck trellis is a simplified version of the form used by William Lescaze on the Magnolia Lounge at Fair Park (DS91.5). A similar house (1936; 6843 Lorna Lane) was designed by Luther Sadler of Dallas.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "House (Contemporary Model Home)", [Dallas, 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, 177-177.

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