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W. D. Newsome House

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1899; 1914 remodeled. 401 W. Louisiana St.

A radical makeover transformed this house from Queen Anne to Prairie Style. Newsome, the owner of a grocery business, gradually remodeled the house, removing the original three-story tower and porch. The ground floor was clad in orange-red brick, and a new wraparound porch with stout, square masonry columns and cast-stone capitals was added. Two brick columns at the front entrance penetrate the porch roof to mark a second-floor terrace. Only the thin, vertical window proportions on the second floor betray its earlier stylistic origin.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "W. D. Newsome House", [McKinney, 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, 119-119.

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