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Weisman-Hirsch House

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1901, C. G. Lancaster. 313 S. Washington Ave.

Although the ornamental scheme of porch columns, gable pediments, and eave brackets is generically late Queen Anne, the blocky massing and irregular placement of windows and dormers illustrates a custom design. Built for merchant and civic leader Weisman and his wife, Lena, the house’s most notable features include a trio of front dormers; the center one is a small, residual polygonal tower, and one is an open porch. The center-hall plan is emphasized by a gabled pediment on the porch at the front entrance.

The Italianate Albert and Katie Van Hook House (1880, Nathan S. Allen) at 303 S. Washington was designed by Katie Van Hook’s father, Shreveport architect N. S. Allen, as a wedding present. The two-story, L-plan frame house has broad, bracketed eaves with elaborate tracery infill at the gables.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Weisman-Hirsch House", [Marshall, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

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, 96-97.

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