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Houston Brookshire House

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c. 1927, Shirley Simons. 304 E. Howe St.

The dark red brick house has an asymmetrical, H-plan composition of unmatched front gables, one with a tall heavy chimney and another with low eaves. The offset front door is countered by a large compound window and a dormer above that cuts into the roof plane. Houston was one of ten brothers and sisters who founded the Brookshire Brothers grocery store. Established in 1921, the chain spread through East Texas and into Louisiana.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Houston Brookshire House", [Lufkin, 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, 43-43.

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