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Spinks-Mayes Building

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1891; 1895 altered. 312 E. Houston Ave.

Farmer and builder Rudd C. Spinks constructed a plain two-story brick building in 1891 as a jewelry and music store with a residence upstairs. Merchant and lumberman William E. Mayes bought the building in 1895 and added the Mesker and Bros. pressed-metal storefront. The three second-floor windows are framed by pilasters with foliate capitals. The porch and terrace over the sidewalk are later additions, although similar to earlier versions.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Spinks-Mayes Building", [Crockett, 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, 36-36.

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