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Lois and Adlai Travis Mast Sr. House

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1921, Diedrich Rulfs. 614 N. Mound St.

One of Rulfs’s late designs, the one-story red brick house has low-pitched red-tile roofs, with arched French door openings that dominate the front. The house reflects many changes in post–World War I life. It was the first in town to be built on a slab and to have a paved driveway integrated into the design. Mast had one of the first automobile businesses in town, so the prominence of the brick drive, taking advantage of the corner site, and car-oriented entrance reflect his interests. Earlier houses had porte-cocheres and dirt drives, which were peripheral to their overall design scheme.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Lois and Adlai Travis Mast Sr. House", [Nacogdoches, 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, 51-51.

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