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Robert A. Warren House

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1904, J. E. Flanders. 705 Griffith Ave.

Matthew Cartwright’s brother-in-law, state senator R. A. Warren, who owned land in the Spindletop oil field, built this imposing house. Flanders’s design demonstrates his predilection for incorporating such Prairie Style detailing as square and horizontal windows. The house is dominated by a massive portico entrance with two pairs of Ionic columns built of stone with terra-cotta trim. An extension of the attic floor over the portico creates a heavy appearance. The house is set well back from the street behind a broad lawn, which adds to its commanding presence.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Robert A. Warren House", [Terrell, 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, 109-109.

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