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Wise-Fielding House

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1887. 418 W. Washington St.

Built by cotton merchant William B. Wise, this is a rare Texas example of a Queen Anne house clad entirely in masonry. The two-and-a-half-story residence is constructed of red brick on a rock-faced stone base. The heavy masonry facade and prominent two-story angled bay are balanced by delicate Eastlake detailing on the porch that wraps the front and east sides and the front gable’s bargeboard. A substantial one-story carriage house remains on the property.

Across the street at 433 W. Washington is the frame Bailey-Ragland House (1890) built by the manager of the Cotton Oil Company in Paris. It is a more picturesque version of Queen Anne.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Wise-Fielding House", [Paris, 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, 135-135.

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