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W. A. Nash House

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1902, C. A. Gill and Son. 402 S. Houston St.

The central portico of this Queen Anne house adds a note of symmetry to its irregular massing, dissimilar gables and dormers, and two-level gallery that wraps three sides. The house recalls Gill’s 1894 renovation of the Matthew Cartwright residence (KR9) in Terrell. The house’s owner, Woodson Nash, was the chief cashier at the First National Bank when the house was built. Other prominent houses built along S. Houston include a classical residence (c. 1905) with an Ionic portico and a turreted Queen Anne (c. 1895) at numbers 104 and 500, respectively. At 208 S. Houston, the 1909 First United Methodist Church’s square towers with differently shaped spires and the mix of Gothic and classical details hint at a Flanders and Flanders design, although it is undocumented.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "W. A. Nash House", [Kaufman, 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, 107-107.

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