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Joe Kovandovitch House

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1914. 523 Eads Ave.

Czech immigrant restaurateur Joe Kovandovitch designed this reinforced concrete house on the high bank overlooking the Trinity River. An enclosed ground floor acts as a podium for an Ionic-columned loggia above; it now faces the I-35 freeway. A four-columned porch on the opposite side is the Eads Avenue entrance. The cubic mass of the house, with heavy corner walls, small-paned windows, flat roofs with a thin overhang, cast-concrete floral panels, and the transverse top floor with a bowed roof convey a Viennese Secession character.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Joe Kovandovitch 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, 182-183.

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