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Legends at Nacogdoches (Mary Buford Hayter House)

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1913, Diedrich Rulfs. 1411 North St.

The largest of Rulfs’ Prairie Style houses was built for a widow who had lived in older Rulfs-designed houses and wanted something new and similar to the house he had just built for her daughter, the Fay and Guy Blount House (1912; demolished). The integration of the site boundary walls, driveway, carport, and garage slightly predates the Mast House (LC42). The long, unbroken eave line is the strongest use of this horizontal feature in Rulfs’s work. Largely intact, the house is currently the entrance and community spaces for a student housing complex.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Legends at Nacogdoches (Mary Buford Hayter 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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